Posts Tagged ‘ Microsoft ’

Did Steve Jobs Scare Google, Microsoft, Nintendo & Adobe With The iPad?

Jan 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Internet TV, Video

There’s been a lot of debate about the merits of the new Apple iPad since it was announced. While tech analysts and first adopters are debating the iPad’s strengths and weaknesses, though, it looks like Steve Jobs may have Google, Microsoft, Nintendo, Adobe & Hulu scared that the device could end up being a another […]

Interest In The Zune HD Is Lukewarm

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

The Microsoft Zune HD is no iPod-killer, according to technology research firm, Compete. Some thought that Microsoft’s new touch-screen portable media player could give the iPod touch a run for its money, but Apple’s latest iPod announcements appear to be generating a lot more interest. According to Compete’s Conrad Beickler: The addition of a video […]

Microsoft Considering Bringing Zune Software To The Mac

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft is considering porting its Zune software and services to other platforms, including Apple Mac OS X.

There’s no guarantee that Microsoft is going to pursue this strategy.

If they do, though, they may actually be starting to think different about the Zune.

Zune HD: A Platform Without A Purpose

Sep 27th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Betanews has published an interesting review of the new Zune HD, and it makes a great case for both the pros and cons of Microsoft’s latest attempt to match Apple’s iPod: The Zune HD is perhaps the best portable media player released by any vendor — even better than iPod touch. Microsoft finally gamed Apple, […]

Zune HD Hands-On Tour

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Brian Seitz of Microsoft’s Zune team demonstrates the Zune HD on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. via TechFlashVideos:

Microsoft Zune HD Takes On The World

Sep 15th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft today released the Zune HD touch-screen media player. The Zune HD features an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) multitouch screen, an NVIDIA Tegra HD processor and HD Radio capabilities, with software advancements such as the new Quickplay menu and an advanced Web browser. With Zune HD, users now have the ability to store and play […]

New Zune HD Preview

Sep 12th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Here’s another preview of Microsoft’s Zune HD. This one offers the briefest glimpse of 3-D gaming on the device, which means Microsoft’s intending to go mano a mano against Apple in the portable gaming space. Think gaming will help improve the Zune’s lot? The Zune HD will be out Tuesday, Sept 15th. via zunited, engadget

Microsoft: No Plans To Sell The Zune HD Outside The US

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Ars Technica reports that Microsoft currently has no plans to sell the Zune HD outside the US. Snarkier readers may wonder if Microsoft currently has any plans to sell the Zune HD inside the US, after Apple’s recent iPod introductions and price cuts. “For the time, being the Zune HD device will remain US only,” […]

Apple’s iTunes, iPod Updates Solidify Status Quo For New Media

Sep 9th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Apple‘s announcements today held few surprises, but the company’s updates to iTunes and its iPod lines keep the company far enough ahead of competitors to keep them at bay for the next year: Apple introduced its new iPod touch lineup, starting at just $199, giving users an iPod, a pocket computer, a game player and […]

Microsoft: TV Industry Facing “iTunes Moment”

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

The TV industry has as little as two years to get their online act together. Otherwise, it’s going to face face an “iTunes moment” and cede its online future to Apple, according to Microsoft’s Ashley Highfield. “The industry has about two to three years to adapt or face its iTunes moment,” said Highfield, the managing […]