John Paczkowski

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Zune Me Once, Shame on You. Zune Me Twice, Shame on Me.

zune_tat_2.jpgMicrosoft is gearing up to launch the second generation of its Zune digital music players this week, perhaps as early as today.

Sources with knowledge of the announcement tell BetaNews that Redmond is readying both hard disk and flash-based players for the launch. The flash device is said to be similar in size to the second-generation iPod Nano and will reportedly offer video and WiFi support. The existing hard disk drive device is said to be slightly leaner than its predecessor, but otherwise largely unchanged (no word yet on new color schemes, but it will be hard to match UPS brown). Which seems to suggest that Microsoft, against all odds, has managed to make the second-generation Zune just as underwhelming as the first generation.
(Photo courtesy Engadget)

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik