Microsoft’s Zune debacle: $100 million revenue decline in holiday quarter

“Microsoft’s newly-announced layoffs and declining profits aren’t the only bad news in Redmond — according to the company’s quarterly statements, Zune platform revenue decreased $100 million, or 54 percent compared to the same quarter last year, due to falling device sales,” Ross Miller reports for Engadget.

“Meanwhile, Apple saw a three percent increase in iPod sales over the same period, so we’re anxious to see what Microsoft has planned for reviving the social,” Miller reports.

MacDailyNews Note: Last quarter, Apple sold 22.727 million iPods and the company’s iPod+iTunes platform generated $4.382 billion.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: The “social” would’ve had to have been alive first in order to be revived, Ross. Zune was pitifully and obviously stillborn.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Milind,” “Jubei,” and “PalmerD” for the heads up.]

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