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Microsoft insists Zune is here to stay

Following speculation that Microsoft could be looking to ditch its MP3 player Zune following a severe drop in sales, the platform holder has told MCV that it is committed to its digital music brand. A spokesperson for the firm told MCV: Zune now has over three million devices, and more …

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Microsoft to ditch Zune?

With Microsoft currently in the middle of a wide-scale reorganisation following a less than perfect financial posting , the future of the firm’s iPod-rivalling MP3 player Zune has been thrown into doubt, Silicon Alley Insider speculates. The firm’s financials revealed that sales of the MP3 player were down 54 per …

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Gaming firms battered in Fortune tech flop list

EA’s Spore might have been getting some love from US magazine Time , but fellow mag Fortune has seen fit to include the title in its list of ‘9 top tech flops’ for this Christmas. Other gaming companies mentioned include Microsoft and Sony, though not for their gaming output – …

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Bach: Zune more compelling than iPod

President of Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Group Robbie Bach has called Zune a more compelling” gaming proposition than Apple’s iPod. Apple CEO Steve Jobs this week revealed a slate of new games for iPod and iPhone, whilst Microsoft has as yet remained quiet on Zune’s gaming capabilities. However, Bach told …

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Microsoft finally makes handheld gaming move

During the firm’s keynote at GDC today, Microsoft revealed that its Zune portable music player was staking a claim in the handheld gaming space by being able to play games made using XNA Game Studio. XNA general manager Chris Satchell demonstrated the portability of code between Zune, Xbox 360 and …

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J Allard: No games on Zune anytime soon

Microsoft’s iPod rivalling Zune player will not be housing games in the near future as they don’t offer good customer satisfaction”. That’s according to former Xbox strategy manager J Allard, who is heading up the Zune project for Bill Gates. Speaking to Reuters after the launch of a new, updated …

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J Allard: No games on Zune anytime soon

Microsoft’s iPod rivalling Zune player will not be housing games in the near future as they don’t offer good customer satisfaction”. That’s according to former Xbox strategy manager J Allard, who is heading up the Zune project for Bill Gates. Speaking to Reuters after the launch of a new, updated …

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