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[News] Has Bad Marketing Made Microsoft Zune a Failure?

Microsoft: Poor Marketing Leads to Heavy Zune Discounting

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| That didn't take long. We noted in January that Apple's iPhone
| announcement cut the legs out from under Microsoft's Zune
| marketing program.



Microsoft says Zune executive will leave company

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| Bryan Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft's entertainment
| and devices division, also played a key role in shaping the Xbox
| game console business and the introduction of its Internet
| Protocol television software.


Zuned! Austin P.D. Hauls Off Microsoft Street Spammers at SXSW

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| In a rare instance of us supporting The Man, Austin P.D. hauls off a 
| guerrilla marketing posterer for Microsoft Zune on 6th St. at SXSW.
| I am not sure I heard everything clearly, but I think he said: "We'll
| have none of your advertising for your DRM'd crippleware'd crappy 
| MP3 player littering our town.


>From the Linux side:

Archos Releases 604, 604 Wi-Fi Firmware Into to Open Source

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| Thanks to the fact that Archos used GPL and LGPL code in constructing
| their firmware for the Archos 604 and 604 Wi-Fi devices, they're
| forced to release just about the source code for said firmware
| into the public domain.


Turbolinux ships first Wizpy handhelds

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| On Friday Japan's Turbolinux begins dispatching the first batch of
| its Wizpy handhelds to people who ordered them from its Web site.
| The flash-based multimedia player contains a version of
| Linux, so it can be used to boot a PC into the operating system,
| allowing users to access their files in their own working
| environment on almost any PC.


Among more...

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