TG Daily takes a look at entertainment solutions from Apple, Microsoft and Real Networks.
By now you've had time to digest the Apple fall Ipod line and taken a look at both the solid improvements to Itunes and the "teased" iTV device. Microsoft finally had the coming out party for Zune, the response to Itunes and the Ipod. This was a mixed offering, a very strong music oriented product but a player that both seemed too large and clunky and optimized for a video service that doesn't exist yet. For Microsoft, of late, it seems they are always one step short of success, and, in this case it was hardware where they fell short. Real Networks did an end run and appears to have caught both blindsided making for a very interesting time in the tech industry..