Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Zune Eases Sharing To Close iPod Gap - WSJ.com

Later in the article: in the US, for Q1: 4% market share Zune, 71% market share iPod.

Microsoft Corp., trailing Apple Inc. badly in the market for portable music and video players, is introducing a new technology that will let users of its Zune portable devices legally share portions of their song libraries with other Zune users.

The Redmond, Wash., company on Tuesday also plans to announce it has started selling downloads of television shows that will play on Zunes, including "South Park" and "Heroes," through relationships with Comedy Central, NBC, MTV and other broadcasters. The company says it will have about 800 episodes available for purchase at $1.99 each on its Zune online store, compared with thousands of episodes from 600 different shows on Apple's iTunes Store.

Zune Eases Sharing To Close iPod Gap - WSJ.com

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