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Microsoft lambasted for 'iPod Amnesty Bin'

updated 02:30 pm EDT, Thu May 24, 2007

Microsoft iPod amnesty bin

Microsoft is receving some unusual attention for a decoration in its corporate offices. A user of Flickr recently uploaded a photo of the company's "iPod Amnesty Bin," found in the Zune headquarters, apparently encouraging employees to abandon Apple's media player in favor of Microsoft's competitor. The bin has drawn the ire of voices such as Macworld UK, which suggests that it is emblematic of "child-like and unrealistic behavior," a view aided by the lack of iPods in the Flickr image. The Zune has not sold as well as expected; it has in fact sapped the profits of Microsoft's entertainment division, which is in otherwise healthy shape thanks to the Xbox 360 console.




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  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    OK, that's stupid

    If you are really so much of an idiot that throwing away your iPod seems like a good idea then you deserve a Zune. Most likely the few that are in there are broken and the owners couldn't sell them on ebay.

  1. broohaha22

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hey, it's cute.

    Weird for me to defend Microsoft, but it's SOP for many companies to rile up the troops like this.

    I don't see this as a big deal, and I'm an iPod fan!

  1. stainboy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    why is this bad?

    i'm a Mac fan and i still thought this was funny and clever. the people who are up in arms about this seriously need to get a sense of humor. it's in the Zune HQ, for pete's sake. maybe MS needs to put out a box to collect the bugs these people have up their butts.

  1. suhail

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    old ipods

    they all seem to be the same generation ipods, old BW ipods that probably don't work anymore. I'm sure they got them off of eBay or something.

  1. suhail

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hip

    MS being hip is funny! "Bite me!" pfffft…

  1. TahoeJimRocks

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Silly but funny

    I have just one question, "How do I get those iPods?"

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    To get ALL those iPods...

    ..... insert 1 x Zune :D

  1. ecrelin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    big bin, few pods

    With their usual hubris it seems they were ready for a few thousand iPods to end up there, hmmmm, I wonder if the brave soul will continue to show the "progess" of the bin. Any one wanna take bets they don't cover the bottom?

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    This is funnier...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pXL5_RvGrs

    And yeah, I think that Microsoft did the old homeless gambit of putting a few in to encourage more 'donations'..

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    friggin lame

    no, Microsoft, YOU bite ME.

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