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Zune - Welcome to the commercial

An interesting "side effect" of the Zune's wireless sharing may be a comercial use. What if businesses could share files with you when you walked into the proximity of their wireless networks? Starbuck's could beam you a sample of the latest Starbuck's CD they sell at the counter, or a digital coupon that expires in 20 minutes. Maybe get a little video about the daily specials. Microsoft could make money by licensing the technology to businesses. Nintendo DS has proven this technology wireles game hot spots at places like Toys R Us. It seems that the Zune could deliver the proximity enabled applications that the mobile phone industry promised with GPS enabled phones.

David K/M

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