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Microsoft's Xbox Music is coming to the web

Microsoft may not exactly be a music powerhouse, but they have definitely ventured into this space before. Prior to 2010, the Zune was a well-recognized music player which was accompanied by the Zune Music Marketplace, home to over 11 million…

Microsoft at War: Keeping Score of Redmond's Success and Fail Stories

Microsoft sits on the edge of a product launch that is plainly among the most important in the company’s history. It comes at a time when the company’s traditional hardware partners are facing ferocious market pressure from the commoditization of their products, and of course, the juggernaut known as the iPad.

As can be expected, the company’s many cheerleaders and haters are out in full force. Pundits can and will pontificate on Windows 8’s chances. However, what might be more useful is looking at Microsoft’s other make or break moments. The upcoming launch is far from the first time that Redmond has fought with its back against a wall. A backward glance at these moments, and careful evaluation of them, may provide a better, ahem, window into the company’s chances this Winter.

Microsoft's Zune HD is officially dead, yet again

It seems that Microsoft has finally decided to kill off the Zune HD once and for all. The announcement was made official during the Windows Phone Radio podcast and the company has reinstated the end-of-life message on the Zune support…

Zune HD isn't dead after all: Microsoft rolls out new apps

Microsoft has released nine new Zune HD apps: Finger Paint, Calendar, Trash Throw, Slider Puzzle, ColorSpill, Splatter Bug, Vine Climb, Decoder Ring, and Tug-O-War. Microsoft also updated the following Zune HD apps: Shuffle by Album, Zune Reader, Penalty! Flick Soccer,…

Microsoft kills Zune Originals

Microsoft has killed its Zune Originals storefront. As of this weekend, consumers can no longer customize their Zune purchases. If you placed your Zune Originals order prior to 5:00 PM PT on July 1, 2011, you will still get your…

Microsoft bringing Zune services to Europe, more

Weeks ahead of the European Windows Phone 7 launch, Microsoft has announced that its Zune digital entertainment platform will soon be available to more regions. Version 4.7 of the Zune software will be available in more than 20 countries, but…