“A fair amount of journalistic grave-dancing followed Bloomberg’s report Monday that Microsoft had decided to stop developing new versions of its Zune music and video player — a report Microsoft did not deny,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Microsoft didn’t get into the market until 2006 — five years after Apple launched its music player and three years after iPod sales took off with the Windows version of iTunes,” P.E.D. reports. “Redmond probably threw hundreds of millions of dollars into Zune…”
P.E.D. writes, “You have to ask yourself: If Microsoft couldn’t compete with the iPod, what chance do all those tablet makers rushing me-too products to market have against the iPad?”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “qka” for the heads up.]