Daily Archives: March 15, 2011

Tech news from around the web:

  • Microsoft is not planning to release any more of its Zune devices, Mashable reports.  The music and media player was launched in November 2006 to take on Apple’s iPod, however sales never came close to beating its rival device. Microsoft now plans to focus on Zune software for smartphones.

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In the immediate aftermath of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan last Friday, assumptions on the impact for the global manufacturing value chain were mostly guesswork.  But that is changing now.

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Microsoft has pulled out all the stops over the past year in trying to build a following in the tech world for its latest internet browser, IE9, culminating in Monday night’s official launch at the South by Southwest festival in Dallas. But can it halt the steady erosion of the IE market share? Read more