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Apparently these were placed within the entryway of Zune headquarters, according to man who snapped the photo, Rex Sorgatz. Not too full, I see. Maybe that's why the Zune line of media players crashed and burned. [Photo credit: Rex Sorgatz]

May 13th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Before the Rio Carbon arrived to take on Apple's iPod juggernaut in 2004, there was Diamond Multimedia's first stab at the digital music market: the Rio PMP300, a portable music player released in 1998. Since it was one of the first portable MP3 players ever to be sold, Diamond ended up embroiled...

April 12th 2014 at 6:02pm 0 Comments
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According to an email from Microsoft, the Zune Marketplace, precursor to Xbox Music, will no longer support rental, purchase or browsing of content "as early as" November 22, the same day as the Xbox One launch. Those looking to replace or transfer their content can look instead to Xbox Video, whic...

November 16th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft might have just shared a slew of happy Xbox One news, but it also has something sad to announce: the death of Xbox Video support for Zune. To be precise: Zune's PC client, whatever Zune players are left out there and even Windows Phone 7 devices will no longer be able to play Xbox Video...

November 9th 2013 at 4:29am 0 Comments
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Xbox Music, Microsoft's tune-streaming replacement for Zune, is now available on iOS and Android. The free app allows users to listen to the service's available jams online, with offline playlist syncing arriving on mobile devices "in the coming months." Windows, iOS and Android users will also ge...

September 9th 2013 at 2:04pm 0 Comments
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The Zune Marketplace will close its virtual doors whenever Microsoft decides to flip the switch and convert from MS Points to local currency, which could be as soon as Thursday, August 22 according to the Zune Marketplace FAQ. The Zune Marketplace's movie and television rental/purchasing functiona...

August 16th 2013 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Is it Fall again already? Must be time for another Xbox 360 Dashboard update. Every year Microsoft Drops the console a little bit of code to match the descending leaves, delivering new features, interface tweaks and additional content to hide behind the Xbox Live Gold paywall. Redmond's latest upd...

October 16th 2012 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Xbox Music, Microsoft's Spotify-like replacement for Zune, debuts on Xbox 360 tomorrow. Engadget reports the service is available via an Xbox Music Pass (formerly Zune Pass) subscription, $9.99 per month/$99 per year for Xbox Live Gold users.Microsoft also confirmed Xbox Music is coming to Windows...

October 15th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's Xbox Music service will reportedly launch alongside Windows 8 on October 26, according to anonymous sources speaking with Polygon.The service will supposedly provide both subscription-based and free ad-supported streaming music plans for Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone users. Micr...

October 6th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Following those British-based leaks yesterday, a second mole has now offered us a glimpse at Xbox Music pricing across the Atlantic. It looks like the Zune successor will offer a longer 30-day free trial, alongside $10 per-month and $100 annual subscriptions. Surprise -- looks like Americans are g...

September 27th 2012 at 8:43am 0 Comments