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Director of Xbox Live policy and enforcement to leave Microsoft after 17 happy years

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Stephen Toulouse, the man responsible for policing the not-so Wild West that we like to call Xbox Live is calling it a day. Announcing the news on his personal site, he told readers that the split was amicable, adding that he had no particular plans beyond visiting his family...
Director of Xbox Live policy and enforcement to leave Microsoft after 17 happy years
BBC’s iPlayer The Latest To Join Microsoft’s Xbox Platform, Free And UK-Only For Now

BBC iPlayer app finally launches for all UK Xbox 360s

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All of those Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 video apps Microsoft has been promising since last year's dashboard update continue to slowly leak out, and the latest is the BBC iPlayer. Already long available on the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3, UK gamers finally have access to the catalog of titles...
BBC iPlayer app finally launches for all UK Xbox 360s

Xbox Live offering free entertainment this weekend

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Microsoft is kicking off an extra long weekend of freebies for non-Xbox Live Gold members, including access to YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu Plus. [Read more]...
Xbox Live offering free entertainment this weekend

Apps Rush: Chrome, The Walking Dead, OneNote, Ladyhawke, Bullet Asylum and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 8 February 2012A selection of 14 apps for you today:Chrome for AndroidGoogle has ported its Chrome web browser to Android smartphones and tablets: initially those running the latest Ice Cream Sandwich software. It loads top search results in the background for speedier...
Apps Rush: Chrome, The Walking Dead, OneNote, Ladyhawke, Bullet Asylum and more

Apple iTV and the carrier question

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Evidence is slowly emerging that Apple could be working with operator partners for the introduction of its upcoming iTV product. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple may get access to programs through partnerships with carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. And Tuesday the Globe and Mail reported that Apple is...
Apple iTV and the carrier question

Microsoft promises native Dynamics CRM client for iPad, iPhone in 2012

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Software giant Microsoft will release in the second quarter a high-profile productivity tool for iPad-toting business professionals, it’s been revealed. Accompanying Microsoft’s CRM Dynamics 2012 platform update is this preview guide which specifically mentions iPad support, as noted by ZDnet. The document also includes a screenshot depicting Dynamics CRM mobile...
Microsoft promises native Dynamics CRM client for iPad, iPhone in 2012

Sony buys Gaikai game streaming service

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Sony announced tonight that it will acquire Gaikai, the streaming game service. The deal officially closed on June 30, and Sony is purchasing the Aliso Viejo-based company for $380M. The news doesn’t come as a shock; rumors surrounding the potential acquisition rose in May and June of this year, but...
Sony buys Gaikai game streaming service

Microsoft Admits It No Longer Rules Your Workplace (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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Microsoft is bringing one of its fastest growing business applications, Dynamics CRM, to the iPhone, iPad, Android phones, and the BlackBerry. It's a startling development for a company that used to be so dominant in the workplace that it didn't even bother to make its business apps work right...
Microsoft Admits It No Longer Rules Your Workplace (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle rolling out to Best Buy and GameStop this month

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Microsoft's canny subscription-based Xbox scheme launched last month -- but at that point was limited to its own stores. But it seems to have been successful enough, with Microsoft deciding to expand the deal to all Best Buy and selected GameStop stores later this month. The $99 deal ties...
$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle rolling out to Best Buy and GameStop this month

Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV now available on Xbox LIVE

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Today three major entertainment apps are now available for Xbox LIVE Gold members – Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV, all with Kinect integration. Here are the highlights. Comcast launched the XFINITY TV on-demand service on Xbox 360, bringing its huge library of when- you-want-it entertainment to a console...
Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV now available on Xbox LIVE
Atari's Nolan Bushnell: 'we could have owned the internet'
Exclusive: $99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle launching next week with two-year subscription

Microsoft officially offering Xbox 360 4GB console for $99 with a two-year Live Gold subscription

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Whoa, Nelly! As rumored, Microsoft is indeed shattering the home console pricing paradigm by trying something that US wireless carriers have been doing for years. As of now, the official Microsoft Store is hosting up a coupon that'll enable prospective Xbox buyers to snag a 4GB console bundle for...
Microsoft officially offering Xbox 360 4GB console for $99 with a two-year Live Gold subscription

Dragon's Lair landing on XBLA with Kinect support, lets you act out your princess-saving fantasies

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The 1983 laserdisc classic Dragon's Lair is coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade. That much we knew. What has us excited is that it'll come with a new control scheme, one that relies not on well-timed button mashing, but well-timed body flailing. That's right, whenever it does make its way...
Dragon's Lair landing on XBLA with Kinect support, lets you act out your princess-saving fantasies

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, GOOG, FB, AAPL, YHOO)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Xbox Live gets a huge update today. Angry Birds developer Rovio has acquired Futuremark Games Studio. Steve Jobs was given a posthumous award by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce this weekend. Apple got spanked by Australian regulators for lying about the iPad's capabilities. It...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, GOOG, FB, AAPL, YHOO)
E3 2012: Microsoft Xbox live blog

The 8 Things That Scare Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft is in the midst of a major overhaul. It's building its own tablets, risking its relationships with device makers. Its plan to hurt Google with Bing hasn't worked. It's still struggling to get people to love its phones. Its most recent quarterly report plainly spelled out its biggest threats....
The 8 Things That Scare Microsoft (MSFT)
Microsoft officially launches $99 Xbox 360 with two-year contract

Asura's Wrath manga art class – we have 10 tickets to give away

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To mark the forthcoming launch of Asura's Wrath, Capcom is holding a manga art event in London on Wednesday – and we have 10 tickets to give awayFeaturing boss characters the size of planets and a hero with enough insane combo attacks to take down a moderately sized army, Asura's...
Asura's Wrath manga art class – we have 10 tickets to give away

Microsoft’s hyper-cheap Xbox and Kinect bundle heading to more stores as the program expands

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Want an Xbox, but don’t have the cash to buy one all at once? Microsoft has a new program, in pilot form, that allows for the purchase of both an Xbox console and the Kinect sensor for $99. The kicker is that if you buy this bundle, you have to...
Microsoft’s hyper-cheap Xbox and Kinect bundle heading to more stores as the program expands
Microsoft: entertainment overtakes multiplayer gaming usage on Xbox
My Xbox Live app now lets you control your console from your iPad
BBC iPlayer for Xbox 360 finally launches in UK, includes Kinect support

Game changer: This video game just raised a record $3 million on Kickstarter

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This year already we’ve seen Kickstarter really show its potential as a fundraising platform. We’ve seen a plethora of projects raise their estimated funding (and more) in ridiculously short periods of time, suggesting that the crowdsourced-funding model is effective. Today a new message was sent out after the project from...
Game changer: This video game just raised a record $3 million on Kickstarter

Amazon Instant Video streaming is now live on the Xbox 360

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If Amazon's video store is going to compete with the other online sources like Hulu and Netflix, getting on as many platforms as possible is key and it made a major expansion today by launching on the Xbox 360. The app launched on the PS3 back in April, and...
Amazon Instant Video streaming is now live on the Xbox 360

My Xbox LIVE app adds iPad support in 1.6 update

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One mobile pillar at a time, or so seems Microsoft's approach to support for My Xbox LIVE. The app, previously available as a remote control perk for Windows Phone, Android and iPhone users, has just seen a 1.6 update that brings with it bug fixes for iOS, but more...
My Xbox LIVE app adds iPad support in 1.6 update

Microsoft Stores offering $99 Xbox 360 with contract now

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The rumored $99 Xbox 360 with two-year $15 a month contract is official. It includes a Kinect, Xbox Live Gold service and a two-year warranty. The offer is now available on the Microsoft Store site.The math works out to roughly $460 for the bundle over the next two years....
Microsoft Stores offering $99 Xbox 360 with contract now

Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

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Microsoft is all set to launch its Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS) to China on March 21 but, there is a surprise, as the ‘localized’ handset isn’t looking particularly local. According a hands-on look at the HTC Triumph, China’s first WP7 phone, from WPDang [Chinese] — translated by WPSauce...
Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

Microsoft reportedly launching subsidized Xbox 360 bundle next week for $99 with a two-year subscription

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Microsoft has long been pushing to get the Xbox 360 into as many living rooms as possible, and it looks like it could now be about to attempt a new tactic to further expand its reach. According to The Verge's sources, the company will launch a new bundle next...
Microsoft reportedly launching subsidized Xbox 360 bundle next week for $99 with a two-year subscription
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