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More Layoffs At Electronic Arts

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"EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile," the company said in a statement. Electronic Arts, just a day after being named the Worst Company in America for the second year in a row by Consumerist, announced significant layoffs at its Montreal-based mobile division,...
More Layoffs At Electronic Arts

Wii U Sales Still Lousy

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t proving to be much of a successor to the 100-million selling Wii. New metrics from NPD suggest that sales of the console continue to disappoint. The market researcher said Friday that Wii U shipments rose over 40 percent month-over-month in February — encouraging news, were it...
Wii U Sales Still Lousy

Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic

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Just how big are the Halo video games? Well, we’ve spent a combined 235,182 years playing them online — enough time to travel across the Milky Way, and back, at the speed of light. Halo gamers have killed each other more than 136 billion times, assisted each other 43 billion times,...
Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic

There's At Least One Thing Microsoft Will Love About The Google-FTC Deal (GOOG, MSFT)

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The FTC is forbidding Google from charging big bucks for certain critical patents it gained when it bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion last May. That's a big win for Microsoft. Also Apple, but mostly Microsoft. Microsoft has been duking it out with Google and Motorola for months over these...
There's At Least One Thing Microsoft Will Love About The Google-FTC Deal (GOOG, MSFT)
Microsoft is reportedly axing Windows Live Messenger for Skype

Comcast Streaming Service Raises Net-Neutrality Concerns

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Comcast recently said that a video-streaming service that it will provide to Xbox consoles would not count toward its customers' monthly data limits. The cable company's move is raising concerns about net neutrality, the idea that Internet providers should treat all services equally to keep competition fair....
Comcast Streaming Service Raises Net-Neutrality Concerns
Will RIM find its rebirth by doing what Apple won't?

MLB.tv Premium for Xbox 360 now live in 18 more countries, CinemaNow adds rentals in the US

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Feels like it was only yesterday that the MLB.tv app was landing on Xbox consoles in North America, and starting today, the application will be available to more baseball lovers around the globe. As Major Nelson notes (again), the Major League Baseball service is now live in Brazil, France,...
MLB.tv Premium for Xbox 360 now live in 18 more countries, CinemaNow adds rentals in the US

Microsoft moved 257,000 Xbox consoles in June, keeping its top sales streak alive

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Given the age of the Xbox 360 console, and that news concerning the Next Xbox (what is generally referred to as the Xbox 720) is picking up, one might assume that sales of the device would be slipping. Oddly enough, the Xbox 360 continues to chug along, moving another 257,000...
Microsoft moved 257,000 Xbox consoles in June, keeping its top sales streak alive

Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

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Microsoft is expanding its line of ‘specialty’ stores in the United States, opening two locations in Florida and New York today. The company also made plans public to three more in Pennsylvania, Utah, and Rhode Island. ‘Specialty’ stores are smaller Microsoft Store installations, more ‘out in the open.’ They still...
Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated
ARM-based Xbox ‘lite’ coming in 2013, Xbox 360 successor later, insider claims
Microsoft sells 750,000 Xbox consoles on Black Friday weekend after seven years of sales

Microsoft's Xbox Business Is Booming (MSFT)

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When Microsoft first launched Xbox it was considered an epic failure that cost the company billions of dollars. Yesterday, Microsoft execs released a bunch of stats on just how big a business Xbox has become. "Microsoft lost $6 billion to $10 billion on Xbox," former Microsoft executive Joachim Kempin recently...
Microsoft's Xbox Business Is Booming (MSFT)

PlayStation win shows AMD shedding its singular focus on x86

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For those of us who remember AMD as the alternative to Intel in our desktops, or as the also-ran to Intel in servers, it’s time to think of the new AMD. Like a Beyonce dumping Destiny’s Child, the chipmaker is ditching its sole reliance on x86 and embracing new architectures...
PlayStation win shows AMD shedding its singular focus on x86

Microsoft has 150 people in Santa Monica creating content for its 46 million Xbox Live subscribers

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Microsoft’s Xbox project, largely forgotten in last year’s Windows and Windows Phone race to eight, is back in the spotlight. Today at the D: Dive Into Media conference, Microsoft let loose some fresh statistics concerning its console, and also revealed how heavily it is investing in creating content and experiences for its living...
Microsoft has 150 people in Santa Monica creating content for its 46 million Xbox Live subscribers

Making money on mobile: the YouTube perspective

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It’s no secret that more and more content is being consumed on mobile devices. While this has been a source of stress for some web publishers like Facebook, YouTube appears to be doing just fine at monetizing phones, tablets, Xbox consoles and more. Shiva Rajaraman, YouTube’s director of product management,...
Making money on mobile: the YouTube perspective

Could Cloud Gaming Kill The Next-Generation Video Game Console?

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The current game consoles are getting a bit long in the tooth, but signs point to late 2013 as the earliest that a replacement for either the PlayStation or Xbox consoles to come online. But then interesting something happened this past week, which could change the way that console makers...
Could Cloud Gaming Kill The Next-Generation Video Game Console?

Borderlands 2 characters killed off by virally spreading sabotage attack

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A bug in the popular Borderlands 2 video game is causing grief for some Xbox 360 players after attackers unleashed a virally spreading exploit that can permanently kill off characters. Last week, Gearbox community manager Chris Faylor warned of an "external application to maliciously disrupt the experience and sabotage characters"...
Borderlands 2 characters killed off by virally spreading sabotage attack

Microsoft expected to bring Windows Phone retail incentives to Europe

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Ever since it first became known that Microsoft and Nokia plan to bring sales incentives to retail smartphone stores in the United States, compensating salesmen for moving Windows Phone handsets, we have expected the program to grow. Today, the first steps of that potential expansion have become known. According to...
Microsoft expected to bring Windows Phone retail incentives to Europe

Microsoft’s first UK store set for London, opening in March 2013

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Opening 19 stores in the US to mixed success and more to come, Microsoft is set to invade the UK and open its very first retail outlet in London in March of next year, The Verge reports. According to sources, Microsoft will first launch an online retail presence for UK consumers...
Microsoft’s first UK store set for London, opening in March 2013

Senator accuses Comcast of violating Net Neutrality rules

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Senator Al Franken of Minnesota says he is concerned that Comcast is violating Net Neutrality rules by exempting its Xfinity video service on Xbox consoles from its monthly data caps. [Read more]...
Senator accuses Comcast of violating Net Neutrality rules

Microsoft rejects Motorola patent offer

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Google offer to settle Motorola Mobility patent disputes brushed off by MicrosoftMicrosoft has brushed off an offer by Motorola Mobility (MMI), the phone maker bought by Google, to settle patent disputes that are threatening to halt imports of Motorola's Android devices and Microsoft's Xbox 360 game consoles into the US.The...
Microsoft rejects Motorola patent offer

A Day In The Life Of A Multi-Billion-Dollar Startup Founder

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Inc's Liz Welch interviewed LivingSocial founder Tim O'Shaughnessy. LivingSocial is a daily deals company with a multi-billion-dollar valuation, more than 46 million members and 5,000 employees. It was founded in 2009. O'Shaughnessy says he wakes up at 5 AM and grabs his phone while he's still in bed to...
A Day In The Life Of A Multi-Billion-Dollar Startup Founder

SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)

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Ever the tease, Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has listed 43 apps that'll arrive on Xbox consoles in selected regions between now and the spring of 2013. Notable additions include HBO Nordics in Denmark and Sweden, CBC Hockey Night in Canada and PBS here in the States. In...
SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)
Boxee TV: Like paying to be a beta tester (review)
Readying for next generation of games, Microsoft opens a Lo Angeles Xbox entertainment studio

Consumers ignore new Microsoft policy, sue company over Xbox Live

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Microsoft this year joined a growing number of companies that forbid users from filing class action lawsuits. The new policy, however, has failed to stop at least one disgruntled Xbox user. In a complaint filed in Seattle, Ann Talyancich claims that Microsoft wrongfully banned her from Xbox LIVE, a service that...
Consumers ignore new Microsoft policy, sue company over Xbox Live

Microsoft expands $99 Xbox 360 deal; Xbox rebirth coming

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Microsoft will add two new Xbox 360 models to its fledgling subsidized console deal that lets you buy a low-priced Xbox 360 if you sign up for a two-year commitment to Xbox Live Gold at $15 per month. The new plan, dubbed "Entertainment for All," includes either a 4GB...
Microsoft expands $99 Xbox 360 deal; Xbox rebirth coming
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