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End of an era: Microsoft finally lays Zune music player to rest

Microsoft has written the final chapter of it's once-heated battle against the iPod, shuttering digital music services for its Zune once and for all, and converting users to the Groove Music Pass.

Apple catches a break: New evidence sends a plaintiff packing in iPod lawsuit

A day after plaintiffs in Apple's antitrust lawsuit revealed Apple removed non-iTunes songs from their iPods between 2007-2009, Apple reveals one of the plaintiffs did not purchase an iPod under the time period, leaving lawyers scrambling…

Windows Phone 7.8 reportedly arriving early for Nokia Lumia owners

Reports are coming in of Windows Phone 7.8 arriving on some Nokia Lumia phones, indicating Microsoft has managed to get its software update pushed through a little earlier than expected.

Which type of device is best for Windows 8?

By turning the traditional mouse-and-keyboard paradigm on its head, Windows 8 will open the door for a diverse array of new devices, and retooled old ones. But which will work best?

Goodbye Zune, hello Xbox Music: Microsoft says it’s cutting ties with Zune [UPDATE: Microsoft comments]

Even as Microsoft says Xbox Music will replace Zune, the company can't quite make the full transition. Hopefully, a unified Microsoft experience is on the way.

No more apps unless you have Windows Phone 7.5, says Microsoft

Microsoft has pulled the plug. Any user who hasn't upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5 can no longer download or update apps from the app store. If you haven't upgraded yet, we'll tell you how to do it.

Microsoft takes on Spotify at E3 with Woodstock music service

One more nail in Zune's coffin as Microsoft's plans for a new music service are laid bare.

Nokia quickly releases Lumia 900 data connectivity fix

Reacting promptly to the outcry of Lumia 900 owners having data issues with their new smartphone, Nokia has released a firmware update to take care of the software bug.

Microsoft working on new Spotify-like service on Xbox, Windows and smartphones

With the recent growth of Spotify and other similar streaming music services on the Web, Microsoft may be retooling the Zune Music Pass to incorporate similar features across several products.

Will Microsoft Points be replaced with real-world currency?

A new rumor suggests that Microsoft will switch to real-world currency for digital goods by the end of 2012.

Why a Facebook phone is doomed to be the next Zune

As HTC and Facebook pursue building a phone together, they both risk alienating far more important partners – a lesson they should have picked up from Microsoft’s Zune fiasco.