re: Microsoft Launches Music Service for Xbox, Windows 8
Ummm..."online catalog of more than 30,000 songs"??? That would be embarrasing if it were true. As a satisfied multi-year Zune pass subscriber, I have to say that figure has to be closer to something like 20 million songs. Almost everything my family and I have looked for is in the collection. Mostly it looks like a rebranding of the Zune Pass along with the addition of advertiser-based free streaming.
I would not look for an iPod like device, that was the Zune player. Now the players will be the Windows Phones (it's already in the Windows Phone 7 devices), and Windows 8 tablets and PCs.