Who can ever forget Bill Gates hoisting the brown Zune personal media player in the air determined to take on Apple and its iPod? If you have we have a picture to remind you.
The Zune has had its ups and downs through the years (mostly downs) and struggled to wrestle with Apple in the personal media player arena. Microsoft has done its best to maintain and keep Zune going but with services like Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify and now Apple Radio its becoming more evident that cloud based music is where it’s at. So Microsoft has finally thrown in the towel and is cutting Zune off with a final nail in the coffin. November 22nd is the funeral day for the brand, Microsoft will shut down the Zune marketplace and close the chapter on the Zune for good.