Episode: Flashback 2: The Microsoft Zune


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Flashback 2: The Microsoft Zune

In the 2000s, the iPod was a true juggernaut, simply dominating the portable music player market. Microsoft wanted a piece of the pie, and launched the Zune 30, which eventually spread into a line of both hardware products and software services. However, it barely made a dent in Apple's commanding lead. This episode, Quinn and Stephen look into why the folks from Seattle failed so hard at taking on the iPod.

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iPod introduction (23 Oct 2001) - YouTube
History of the iPod mini - YouTube
The iPod Nano Introduction - YouTube
iRiver
Zune 30 - Wikipedia
Universal Music get fee for every Zune sold | Engadget
Labels hit back at Apple, now want share of iPod revenues | Engadget
iTunes Price Changes Take Effect | Billboard
Zune review | Engadget
Microsoft Counting on a Twist to Make Zune Shine in Shadow of iPod - The New York Times
Zune review - CNET
Microsoft Zune | Ars Technica
Microsoft Brings Zune HD Support to the Mac – The Mac Observer
Zune 80 review | Ars Technica
Wired Decides: Zune or iPod This Holiday Season? | WIRED
Microsoft surpasses 2 million Zunes sold. Apple sells 3.53 million iPods a month | VentureBeat
Microsoft Announces the Expansion of the Zune Entertainment Service to New Platform and Markets; Confirms New Zune HD Portable Media Player - Stories
Zune HD review | Engadget
Zune HD review: Zune HD - CNET
Metro (design language) - Wikipedia
I Used a Windows Phone for a Week in 2018! I Will Miss It. - YouTube
Microsoft’s Zune Delivers Connected Music and Entertainment Experience - Stories
R.I.P. Microsoft Zune, 2006-2011 | TechCrunch
The Zune Is Dead. Here's What to Do With Your Old One | WIRED
Zune Subreddit
Zune Update
Zune Update - ARTWORK


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In the 2000s, the iPod was a true juggernaut, simply dominating the portable music player market. Microsoft wanted a piece of the pie, and launched the Zune 30, which eventually spread into a line of both hardware products and software services. However, it barely made a dent in Apple's commanding lead...
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