Microsoft’s Zune makes strides to catch Apple’s iPod

by admin September 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Apple has dominated the digital music scene with its iPods. Microsoft (MSFT) has been an also-ran with Zune. But that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from competing. On Tuesday, it unleashed a fresh lineup of Zune players along with enhanced social features designed to help you discover music and buy songs you hear on FM radio.

Microsoft’s foray comes on the heels of Apple’s own refresh of the iPod line and a new version of iTunes called iTunes 8, which sports an addictive, if imperfect, Genius playlist and recommendations engine I’ve been testing.

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