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Sunday, July 23, 2006

with friends like M$

so M$ is bringing an ipod killer named zune to bear on Apple. what's in store for digital music?

Blogger "Mickeleh" saw some irony in the name Zune; In Hebrew, if you pronounce the "u" like in the word "tribune," it translates into a vulgarity beginning with "f" that means screwed, "which apparently all the vendors who followed Microsoft down the 'plays for sure' road seem to be," he wrote.

"...the real and perhaps the only story in the news is that Microsoft's partners--from device makers to music services--just got double crossed by the company they choose to believe in. I like to call it Zun-ked (a tiny take off on Punked.) Let me break this down: Zune--the devices, the platform, and the store/service--will compete with everyone from Apple (of course) to Creative Technologies, iRiver, Samsung, Archos, Rhapsody, Napster, Yahoo Music and anyone dumb enough to buy into Microsoft's visions of Urge, Media Player, PlayForSure etc." says GigaOM

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