Zune Music Pass May Be Reborn as a New Xbox Live Music Service

Microsoft is reportedly looking to improve its less-than-stellar track record when it comes to digital music. Having already scrapped its Zune player and Urge service, the software giant could be contemplating rebuilding the Zune Music Pass program as a new, Spotify-style service by year's end. » 2/17/12 9:45pm 2/17/12 9:45pm

Hackers Just Created $1 Million in Microsoft Points

Microsoft points are the digital currency you use to buy Xbox and Zune content, and you can buy cards that are pre-loaded with points to enter in to your account. Problem? Just like with the iTunes gift cards, somebody discovered the algorithm Microsoft uses to generate valid codes, and loosed it onto the internet. » 3/10/11 12:55pm 3/10/11 12:55pm

Is Microsoft Getting Closer to Killing the Zune Brand?

As much as I hate to say it, the Zune is more or less dead. It's been a year and a half since we've seen a redesign, and though Zune hardware has always been quality, Microsoft seems to have refocused their handheld efforts behind WP7 (with rumors of an Xbox-branded device). But there's also Microsoft's Zune… » 3/08/11 7:40pm 3/08/11 7:40pm