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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Zune Podcast Listener Market Share Exploding!

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Zune Talk" @ 01:00 PM

http://blog.rawvoice.com/2008/01/19...hare-exploding/

"In the first two weeks of 2008 the number of people consuming my personal podcast with the Zune is WAY up. Over all my show download numbers are up about 15%. This is the largest growth my show has seen in a very long time. What this proves is that when you put Podcast front and center in the Zune Interface like the Zune team has, and make it a integral part of the Zune MarketPlace people are bound to check podcast out. Where Apple has largely failed in iTunes is that they have made podcast hard to find and a buried feature within the iTunes Interface. Today it is nearly impossible to find content that is fresh, the iTunes podcast interface is a wasteland of thousands of podfaded shows and huge numbers of single podcast episodes put up by network marketerís."


(Sorry about the tiny image, I couldn't find anything bigger!)

Over at RawVoice, there is an incredibly interesting article up about recent podcasting trends and the Zune. In this instance users of the Zune and Zune Marketplace software make up 21.3% of their listeners! This might not seem like a lot, but take iTunes for instance, whose user base makes up only 38.7% of their listeners. Now seeing how the new Zune software and hardware has only been on the streets for a few months now, compared to the many years iTunes has been around, it appears that Apple might have to start taking the "little media player that could" a bit more seriously. Who knows, old Stevie might just take a look at this and declare that all of the Zune Marketplace users have joined good old Robbie Bach in a round a drinks, since you know, being a drunk is the only reason why anyone would want a Zune. Read more...


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Podcast of the Week

Posted by Rocco Augusto in "Zune Talk" @ 11:14 AM

"Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Covering the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers, Grammar Girl makes complex grammar questions simple with memory tricks to help you recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Whether English is your first language or second language, Grammar Girl’s punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Mignon Fogarty is the creator and host of Grammar Girl. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast."



I figured I would give you guys a break from the technology podcasts for a week and give you something that will be handy down the road. This weeks podcast, "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing" is a short and sweet podcast which crams a 5 minute or less grammar lesson into your brain once a week. I have been listening to Grammar Girl off and on for a while now and have always found it to be pretty enjoyable. If you are looking for a new podcast to add to your Zune, I would suggest giving a listen to Grammar girl.

To subscribe to the above mentioned podcast, please visit the following link:


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 02:25 AM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRedirect.ashx?mtype=Album&mid=2bdcb100-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Witness (1 Hope)" by Various Artists
Genre: Hip-Hop
Length: 4:14

To learn more about Well Deep: Ten Years of Big Dada, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Zune.net and Zune Marketplace Down: Updates Imminent (And They're Live!)

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Talk" @ 11:00 PM



It looks like Microsoft is working the late-night shift. Both Zune.net and the Zune Marketplace are down, which can only mean one thing: update time! Expect major changes on the other side - new desktop software, a new Zune Marketplace, and new firmware that's ready to rock with all flavours of the new and old Zune. We'll let you know the moment they're available.

Update: And Zune.net is live - with a new face, of course! If you already have the previous Zune software installed, fire it up or pay Microsoft Update a visit to grab the latest version. Otherwise, head over to the Zune Software page to "get the full Zune experience" or just the software itself. While that's downloading, be sure to check out the new Zune Social and new Zune Marketplace (now alive and kicking with DRM-free MP3s, music videos, and podcasts). We'll be covering the latest and greatest of the new Zune experience today, so stay tuned for more!


Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 10:45 PM

http://social.zune.net/my/ContentRedirect.ashx?mtype=Album&mid=03a9af00-0100-11db-89ca-0019b92a3933

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Crocodile (Oliver Huntemann Remix)" by Underworld
Genre: Electronic/Dance
Length: 8:32

To learn more about Underworld, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 05:17 AM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=albumID&id=2956158

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Harmonium" by Rogue Wave
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 6:35

To learn more about Rogue Wave, visit Zune.net.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 09:32 PM

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Prototype" by City Sleeps
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 3:15

To learn more about City Sleeps, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Sunday, October 7, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 04:06 AM

This week offers two new Zune Marketplace freebies that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Is There A Ghost?" by Band of Horses
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 3:00

To learn more about Band of Horses, visit Zune.net.



"Food For My Soul" by The Dragons
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 4:02

To learn more about The Dragons, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 06:54 AM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16844037

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Don't Wait Up For Me" by The Donnas
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 3:27

To learn more about The Donnas, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 11:00 AM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843953

It's been a month since we last saw a freebie on the Zune Marketplace. Why the hiatus? Your guess is as good as ours, but let's not digress. The freebies have returned, so here's the customary link to this week's track that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Africa" by Habib Koite
Genre: World
Length: 4:51

To learn more about Habib Koite, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Saturday, August 4, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 08:55 PM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843726

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Bones" by Editors
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 4:04

To learn more about Editors, visit Zune.net.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 10:00 PM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843501

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Ludlow Street" by Suzanne Vega
Genre: Folk-Pop
Length: 3:16

To learn more about Suzanne Vega, visit Zune.net.


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 09:30 PM

Another week and two Zune Marketplace freebies that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Elouise" by Maps
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 5:23

To learn more about Maps, visit Zune.net.

"Fancy Footwork" by Chromeo
Genre: Electronic/Dance
Length: 3:18

To learn more about Chromeo, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Friday, July 6, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 08:47 PM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=albumID&id=1829435

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Beautiful Sorta (Live)" by Ryan Adams
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 3:03

To learn more about Ryan Adams, visit Zune.net.


Monday, July 2, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 12:36 AM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843431

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Music Business" by Burning Spear
Genre: Reggae/Dancehall
Length: 4:46

To learn more about Burning Spear, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 08:20 AM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843345

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Deserter" by Matthew Dear
Genre: Electronic/Dance
Length: 3:55

To learn more about Matthew Dear, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 04:40 AM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843256

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Dala" by Dobet Gnahore
Genre: World
Length: 3:51

To learn more about Dobet Gnahore, visit Zune.net.


Friday, June 8, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 09:15 AM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843279

Another week and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Our Velocity" by Maximo Park
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 3:20

To learn more about Maximo Park, visit Zune.net.


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 09:24 PM

It's Friday, and the Zune Marketplace has two new freebies that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on any of the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so please ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Who You Are" by Cary Brothers
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 3:40

To learn more about Cary Brothers, visit the Zune Marketplace.



"Sacala Bailar" by The Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Genre: Latin
Length: 6:11

To learn more about The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, visit the Zune Marketplace.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Zune Marketplace: Weekly Freebies

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Media" @ 11:45 PM

http://live.zune.net/ViewZuneRecommendation.aspx?type=playlistID&id=16843106

Another week, and another Zune Marketplace freebie that you can download, play back, burn to a CD, and most importantly, sync to your Zune device. A Zune account is required in order to download the free content. Clicking on the links below will automatically launch the Zune software and take you to the artist's page, so ensure that the software is installed on your PC.



"Remember the Orphans" by The Boggs
Genre: Rock/Metal
Length: 2:59

To learn more about The Boggs, visit the Zune Marketplace.


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