R.I.P. Zune

Nick Wingfield, writing for Bits:

There was nary a mention of Zune, an existing Microsoft music and movie service, at the E3 event where Xbox Music was announced. But afterward, a Microsoft spokeswoman, Melissa Stewart, confirmed that the Zune brand is going away so Microsoft can use the better-known Xbox brand for its entertainment services, including its online video service.

Why not hold another public funeral, like the one they held for the iPhone in 2010? People need a chance to grieve.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012