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Data Sheet-How Apple Is About to Pull a Zune on Samsung

6 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

In the Steve Jobs era, a sort of sad thing would happen to competitors all the time.
One example, from about 10 years ago, bit Microsoft. The iPod had been a hit for a while when the software colossus of Redmond decided it was time to join the party. The Zune, introduced by Bill Gates at a big kickoff event in September, 2006, matched the iPod almost feature for feature, included song sharing with friends over Wi-Fi and had one of the earliest music subscription plans dubbed the ZunePass. And it got pretty great reviews; CNET said it was “a very good start” and its future was “a bright...
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