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Re: Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Zune
Posted by: Peter Suciu 2015-11-17 02:22:38
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Microsoft on Sunday announced that it would retire the service for its Zune digital media players beginning immediately, and users will no longer able to stream or download content to the device from the Zune music service. The device will continue to function as a music player, and any downloaded content will remain on the device. Users can transfer music to and from the device, but content that was purchased with digital rights management in place might not continue to play if the license can't be renewed, the company pointed out.

Re: Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Zune
Posted by: jescott418 2015-11-19 12:07:54 In reply to: Peter Suciu
The Zune is not the only late to market failure for Microsoft. The Windows phones are not too far behind the Zune in their end of life. The lack of content not only killed the Zune but again this similar issue happened to the Surface RT tablet when a lack of good apps which is basically all the Windows RT version could run was DOA. This is where Apple has done well with products, not only have they designed products that are easy to use, but they also backed up those products with content or a very good operating system. I think Microsoft has finally learned to some extent that you cannot be absolutely last in tech innovation and succeed. Even if you do make a good product. Its not enough just to match another companies product. You have to exceed the expectations of users. It almost every product Microsoft does, they manage to make some kind of mistake. From the Zune image, to those stupid Kin phones to Windows 8, Windows RT, and Vista. Even when we think Microsoft has made a decent OS in Windows 10. The positive feeling is muted by privacy issues and Windows update changes. Its amazing how Microsoft has a curse on itself for success.
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