Has Microsoft killed the Zune + Xbox Marketplace plan?

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| J Allard was quoted as saying: "Even though the Zune and Xbox product brands
| are separate, they are ultimately meant to connect to the same central
| network. The online services for Xbox, Zune and future products will merge.
| Video will be a key part of this service."
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http://arstechnica.com/journals/micr...rketplace-plan


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Zune tops million mark, again

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| After the false alarm back in May, yesterday's announcement that Microsoft
| has now officially reached their goal of one million Zunes sold (or is that
| shipped?) had about as much fanfare as a fart in a bathtub. *
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http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-974...g=2547-1_3-0-5


Microsoft says Zune executive will leave company

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| Bryan Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft's entertainment
| and devices division, also played a key role in shaping the Xbox
| game console business and the introduction of its Internet
| Protocol television software.
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6155200.html