Latest Zune Stories

2008-09-17 06:00:23

By Gary Levin Web-savvy viewers routinely catch up with missed TV episodes online, but networks are split on screening them before their premiere. For the third year, NBC plans an aggressive campaign to make new series widely available a week before their premieres. Knight Rider, Kath & Kim, Crusoe and My Own Worst Enemy, along with several second-year shows, will be everywhere: NBC's website, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon's UnBox, Microsoft's Xbox Live and Zune, as well as on-demand...

2008-09-16 09:00:24

The leading provider of premium digital audio, Audible Inc., an Amazon.com Inc. subsidiary (Nasdaq: AMZN), today announced a new technology integration and marketing agreement with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to extend AudibleReady capabilities to the Zune family of digital media players. Available today, the new Zune 3.0 update will be compatible with the Audible service and will include Audible support. Microsoft will be adding AudibleReady functionality to existing Zune devices via a...

2008-09-08 18:00:21

Nine of the country's leading radio broadcasters today announced their commitment to broadcast programming on FM stations that include song tags using existing broadcasting infrastructure. The announcement comes in conjunction with Microsoft Corporation's announcement here today of a new set of features for all Zune portable media players that takes advantage of the built-in FM radio tuner to let people instantly tag and retrieve songs broadcast from any Song Tagging enabled FM radio station....

2008-08-22 00:05:00

Microsoft Corp. will debut a $300 million marketing initiative next month featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The campaign, which will begin September 4, will center on a series of television ads in which Seinfeld will appear with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.  The initiative is meant to polish the image of the No. 1 software maker's operating system. Seinfeld, best known for his successful NBC sitcom, will receive about $10 for his participation, according to a Wall Street Journal...

2008-08-14 09:00:34

Wizzard Media (AMEX:WZE), the world's largest podcasting network, announced a new feature today allowing publishers to distribute high-quality video content through TubeMogul's online video distribution and analytics service, now integrated into the Wizzard Media publishing platform. The offering provides a single point for deploying video across the internet and is the first of its kind to combine media hosting, RSS distribution (podcasting), a customizable flash player for viral streaming...

2008-08-11 13:15:00

Microsoft Corp. is turning to Hollywood to give its Zune portable media player a competitive advantage against Apple's iPod.   In recent months, Microsoft executives have entered discussions with production companies and talent agencies to exclusively license original video programming for Zune.    Although the company dismissed rumors that the device, which has struggled to gain widespread market adoption, would follow iPod in adding communications capabilities,...

2008-08-08 09:01:05

By MALCOLM VENABLE By Malcolm Venable The Virginian-Pilot In one of Bud Light's commercials for its new lime- flavored beer, the soundtrack features a cackling voice, backed by thunderous drums. "Got no need for the fancy things," a woman squeals. "Me, I'm a creator!" Few people will recognize that the Bud Light jingle was not a jingle at all but an excerpt from "Creator" from the album "Santogold," prominent on many music journalists' "best-of" lists for 2008. Santogold's fame is...

2008-08-06 09:00:37

Wizzard (AMEX: WZE), announced today that international recording artist, celebrity spokesperson, television host and humanitarian Heather Schmid will debut her new video podcast, Goddess Inc-Cast, through her collaboration with Wizzard Media, the world's leading podcasting network. This series releases new episodes every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and will be found in iTunes or on www.wizzard.tv. Goddess Inc-Cast includes behind the scenes access to Heather recording new music at...

2008-08-04 12:00:49

Federated Media Publishing (FM), Microsoft Corp. and Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival today announced CrowdFire, an online and onsite destination where music, culture and technology enthusiasts participate in a massive, crowdsourced act of digital media creation. -- Online at http://www.crowdfire.com -- Onsite at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (http://www.sfoutsidelands.com), Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on August 22-24 The CrowdFire experience begins with...

2008-07-30 15:00:35

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2e53bf/digital_lifestyle) has announced the addition of Label Networks' new report "Digital Lifestyle Youth Culture Profile Report 2008" to their offering. Digital Lifestyle Youth Culture Profile Report 2008 includes 137 pages of actionable results, including Macro Trend Editorial Summaries for a quick snapshot of key findings, plus clear, colourful quantitative charts and graphs for each topic by topline, by gender, and...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'