Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Software" @ 04:00 PM
"First, Intel decided to go with Linux for its MIDs, and now it's giving the bird to Microsoft again by revealing a contender to the Zune's social music aspect. TuneWiki, a “social media player” software based on Intel's Atom processor integrates music and video with synchronized lyrics and a social network. Besides using a wiki-based community to contribute content, TuneWiki also displays real-time music popularity lists, the locations of other TuneWiki users based on your favorite songs and artists, and the ability to check out music from other countries with translated lyrics. It's an interesting new app for the (MID-using) international crowd, but will it take off States-side?"
Although I've had my doubts about the social aspects of the Zune, the fact that it is getting copied leads me to believe that they might just be on to something.