The iPod, which along with the iPhone was to propel Apple's Wall Street value beyond even Google's, is not even the bestselling digital media player on That laurel belongs to some Redmond, Washington-based company called Microsoft. Heard of it?

Yesterday morning, according to the almost certainly biased Puget Sound Business Journal, Microsoft's 30-gigabyte $134 Zune held the number one spot, followed by the iPod Nano and Apple's 80GB iPod. Leave it to Microsoft to blow the their chance at taking a bigger lead, though. Microsoft didn't manufacture enough 80GB Zunes and now they won't be availabe on Amazon until "early December." (Photo by S Baker)