Consumer Electronics

Microsoft (MSFT) Adds Social Network Feature To Zune

Not wanting to be bested in features by Apple’s (AAPL) iPod, although it may always be bested in sales, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Zune has introduced a social network feature to the multimedia player.

According to Reuters, Zune Social “will automatically list songs that Zune users have most recently played, allow members to customize their own list of favorite artists and enable visitors to stream full versions of each song. Additionally, each Zune Social profile (called a Zune Card) can be added, much like a widget, to other social network sites, blogs and Web sites.”

With the iPod’s mightly lead in the market, it probably will not matter.

Douglas A.McIntyre