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My pal JP notes that the iPod wannabe had an utterly disasterous quarter:
Overlooked in the carnage of Microsoft’s second quarter was the performance of the company’s Zune platform. Which was, quite simply, atrocious. Seems that $10 to $20 holiday discount didn’t do much good at all.
According to Microsoft’s latest 10-Q, “Zune platform revenue decreased $100 million or 54 percent reflecting a decrease in device sales.”
A precipitous decline. And one that stands in stark contrast to the record 22,727,000 iPods Apple (AAPL) shipped during its latest quarter, representing three percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Can’t really blame this one on the economy, can we Microsoft (MSFT)?
That is just a horrific comparable. It just goes to show you that Microsoft, without the advantages of the Windows/Office monopoly, is simply just another ordinary company — nothing special, nothing innovative.
What do you expect from a big bloated monopolist whose history is dominated by decades of a corporate culture that was more interested in stealing versus creating, in bullying versus cooperating.
Onwards! Their long slide into irrelevance continues . . .
Zune to Be Forgotten
Digital Daily, 12:00 AM PT on January 24, 2009
In search of big ideas in the Valley
click for (pop up) video: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Magic?
BusinessWeek’s John A. Byrne and Steve Hamm discuss whether Silicon Valley still has its mojo, or will risk aversion and myopia kill the golden goose?
Hey MSN! How about embeddable videos? I know Microsoft didn’t invent it, but this video technology sucks. Don’t you want to increase your video views and ads served? Its nearly 2009! Embeddable is already a few years old, but this Windows video is decades old! Are you that afraid of Ballmer?Are you also forbidden from…Read More