"Microsoft, which had access to as much hardware development expertise as any company in the world and the capital to support a massive marketing budget for new products failed completely in its attempt to get a large part of the iPod market."
...just like wally, ouchy and ucfwt...
>Just never got any marketing or advertising.<
...in spite of the huge pile of cash MS has been sitting on...
...just another MS management and direction failure which is the root cause of both Vista and Zune appearing on the top ten failure tech failures of the decade list at first and seventh place...
...ya' spotting the trend here...?
Zune is a good device and service. Just never got any marketing or advertising. No one knows about it and the market was already filled with iPods and their heavy heavy advertising.
Now, Google Apple Flop. Everyone has their flops in the marketplace. Doesn't mean the product was bad.
These old men, regarding Time magazine with any relevance in the context of technoogy, only shows how out of touch they are.
Of course the Lunix pumpers agree that Rain is a very influential person??
For the nth time tool. Who cares what it "weighs in at"? Zune owners can attest to the fact that it is a superior product. Just because the country is filled with idiots who don't know any better does not take away from that fact.
I notice that Microsoft must be paying attention to these message boards because it appears they are finally paying attention to the idea that I've been constantly drilling--IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ZUNE PASS! They are launching new ads it appears that should appeal to anyone with an iota of brain mass. Why would anyone in their right minds pay .99 cents and up for a song when they can pay $14.99 a month and get access to millions?
Hopefully, more people will stumble their way out of the Apple orchard and realize how much money they can be saving.