Liked on YouTube: Microsoft’s $1 Billion Failure

Microsoft could have been Apple… Snazzy Labs talks about the Microsoft Zune and why an excellent product ultimately failed—and failed spectacularly.
Flashback podcast episode about Zune – ift.tt/3a815OK
How to Waste $300 with Austin Evans (iPod nano) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=o…

Flashback Episode 3: the GM EV1 Electric Car – ift.tt/2Qc1GHw
Flashback Episode 2: the Microsoft Zune – ift.tt/3a815OK
Flashback Episode 1: the Apple Newton – ift.tt/2OMEXRH

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Microsoft in the mid-2000s just couldn’t get things right. While Xbox 360 was doing well, Windows Vista was a spectacular disaster and the launch of the iPhone and Google Android ultimately pushed Microsoft and the Windows Phone operating system out of the market. But a few years before that there was Zune: a portable MP3 player brave enough to take on the iPod. Did it work? Clearly not… Why, however, was Microsoft’s music player such a failure and why did it cost them over a billion dollars in losses?

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