1. Dethzilla's Avatar
    11-02-2012 12:52 AM
  2. paulschapman's Avatar
    I think it was cooler that NCIS:LA had a surface appear
    11-02-2012 05:54 AM
  3. inteller's Avatar
    I wish I could get her face off my Store front. She's the LAST person I would consider for tech recommendations. And I thought her network was canned?
    11-02-2012 07:27 AM
  4. berty6294's Avatar
    I bought my first Zune cause of Ellen... maybe same will apply for some people with Oprah?
    11-02-2012 07:33 AM
  5. inteller's Avatar
    yeah, that worked out well huh?
    Owen Stevens likes this.
    11-02-2012 07:57 AM
  6. larrynj's Avatar
    She's the LAST person I would consider for tech recommendations. And I thought her network was canned?
    Well I'd guess that most of us here would agree. But the fact is she sells things. There's no doubt that will move more units.

    It has a much bigger effect than some tech site giving it a bad review. Millions watch and listen to Oprah, a very small percentage of people care what the Verge has to say.
    11-02-2012 08:12 AM
  7. vertigoOne's Avatar
    I have a workmate and a cousin that still swear by their Zunes, and my sister still uses one in her car. My cousin has actually stockpiled a few backups due to them being discontinued. I would still use mine if my smartphone couldn't handle that duty, it was an amazingly simple to use device that just didn't have the marketing behind it that it needed to succeed. In the hayday of the iPod, most people didn't really care about the other options, or like me, they had a phone that could handle their music on the go.

    Seems MS is doing a much better job at marketing the Surface so far, and it actually has some stand-out features that make it a contender when someone is considering tablet options.
    11-02-2012 08:13 AM
  8. Coreldan's Avatar
    Funny thing is if she said the same thing about iPads, there would be no speculations of her relevance to give tech suggestions or what all else has been speculated about her or her new show.

    Always gotta find a way to invalidate unless it's about Apple :D
    11-02-2012 08:17 AM
  9. berty6294's Avatar
    yeah, that worked out well huh?
    Well yeah, actually its the greatest decision I have ever made. Not only did I get an incredible device, but I also became submerged in everything that's Microsoft giving me an incredible ecosystem of music and video as well as games and skydrive. The Zune also drove my interest in programming because of the ability to download community made games and apps. I actually became so interested that I began creating my own games and apps. I'm now starting to create games for Windows Phone and have considered Xbox arcade too. Currently I just started college at UMBC and am going for a degree in Computer Science. I plan on studying game design and business and aspire to create my own game studio when I graduate.

    So to answer your question, yes, it has "worked out well huh"! Zunes changed my life!
    11-02-2012 08:49 AM
  10. inteller's Avatar
    cool story bro...

    ...I was just referring to the success of Zune though.
    11-02-2012 10:19 AM
  11. Owen Stevens's Avatar
    She's the LAST person I would consider for tech recommendations.
    Oprah is the second last place I would go for my Tech recommendations... the last place I would go is Cnet's resident Apple Evangelist/Anglophobe Chris Matyszczyk....
    11-02-2012 10:24 AM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    cool story bro...

    ...I was just referring to the success of Zune though.
    Pal... you did not just "cool story bro" me!

    And I don't see how it could have hurt it. Plus I know a few people who said they purchased it after they saw it on Ellen!
    11-02-2012 10:24 AM
  13. inteller's Avatar
    Had I known about this Ellen thing, I probably would have NOT owned a Zune. However, considering I owned a Zune 30 before Ellen got her payola I don't think it would have mattered. Kinda like this Oprah deal....I was standing first in line to buy a Surface when she was still scarfing hohos for breakfast.
    11-02-2012 10:29 AM
  14. NickA's Avatar
    ...I was standing first in line to buy a Surface when she was still scarfing hohos for breakfast.
    Lol!


    11-02-2012 10:45 AM
  15. VagrantWade's Avatar
    yeah, that worked out well huh?
    Ellen isn't exactly on the same level as Oprah.
    11-02-2012 11:04 AM
  16. crystal_planet's Avatar
    If Oprah says she likes a product, you're pretty much assured she was paid to do so.
    11-02-2012 11:20 AM
  17. NickA's Avatar
    If Oprah says she likes a product, you're pretty much assured she was paid to do so.
    Exactly. She didn't make all her billions by doing stuff for free. That's how it works though. LeBron James doesn't promote Nike products for free either.
    11-02-2012 12:11 PM
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