Microsoft's J Allard (Xbox 360 and Zune) Gets a Promotion

J Allard, who most recently helped give the Xbox and the Zune a really, really good user experience has gotten a promotion to "Chief Experience Officer" of the Entertainment and Devices devision. The E&D devision, for those of you who don't know, encompasses Xbox, Games for Windows, Mobile Communications (including… » 6/30/08 4:02pm 6/30/08 4:02pm

Zune vs iPod: The 5 Year Battle for Souls

Steven Levy didn't just find out how to meet women using iPods. He writes an article comparing the Zune vs. iPod battle as one that'll be sorted only after 5 years, much like J Allard's Xbox and its stand against Sony's Playstation 2. Clearly, that battle has been going well for J, against all odds. So who knows what… » 10/16/06 3:55pm 10/16/06 3:55pm