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Zune + (lack of) social networks

Everyone is talking about Microsoft’s Zune. Speculation abounds on how well it will or won’t do, if it will eclipse the iPod or fizzle completely. Analysis supporting success and failure focus mostly on the Zune’s own eco-system of player+store, the wireless addition (limited as it is) for social music sharing and the strict DRM components.…

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"You have to have a product people want"

That’s the general thinking in consumer products.  It’s true, but sometimes it’s hard to know what people want.  And asking doesn’t always mean much. There are some flaws in believing that the consumer knows what they want – like “why would I need a portable music player when my hi-fi works fine the way it…

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