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Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On MSN TV By September 30

Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On MSN TV By September 30

Web TV was among the earliest services to offer internet access through TV sets. It initially offered television-based email and web browsing by coupling internet access with wireless keyboards. Microsoft later branded it as MSN TV but it became increasingly irrelevant in recent years. Now, the company has decided that it will abandon the service on Sept 30.

By On July 8, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Invites Users For Public Beta Of Xbox Live Update

Microsoft Invites Users For Public Beta Of Xbox Live Update

Microsoft is due to roll out the public beta of Xbox 360 update for the current year. However, just ahead of the release, the company wants the Xbox Live members to lay their hands on the update as part of the public beta. It isn’t clear as to what new features Microsoft will be offering as part of the update.

By On July 6, 2013 Respond
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Xbox Chief At Microsoft Quits, Joins Zynga As CEO

Xbox Chief At Microsoft Quits, Joins Zynga As CEO

When social games on Facebook started gaining traction, Zynga was the company that spear-headed the wave. After hitting the peak of popularity, however, the company has been on a downward spiral. Now, the head of Xbox at Microsoft, Don Mattrick, is quitting his position to assume the role of CEO at Zynga.

By On July 3, 2013 Respond
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FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

Search engines conventionally display such results towards the top which are most relevant to the user’s query. Same is usually true for the ads that are displayed alongside this content. However, search engines increasingly display paid ads without explicitly stating so. FTC has now sent warning letters to a number of companies over such practices.

By On June 28, 2013 Respond
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Kinect For Xbox One Won’t Work With PCs

Kinect For Xbox One Won’t Work With PCs

When Microsoft released the original Kinect for Xbox 360, hackers were able to tweak it and plug it into their PCs before soon. However, such liberties won’t be possible with the next-generation Kinect that will arrive with Xbox One, says Microsoft.

By On June 27, 2013 1 Response
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Xbox Music Will Launch On Web Next Week

Xbox Music Will Launch On Web Next Week

Xbox Music has long been available on a number of Microsoft platforms. These include the likes of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT and Xbox 360. A recent round of rumors suggested that the company may be bringing out a web-based version of it. And now, Microsoft has affirmed these rumors.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Deem is an e-commerce platform that helps advertisers reach out to the relevant audience. The platform is usually focused in letting a local business target users within that locality. Microsoft has now inked a deal with Deem, hoping to offer more local deals from Deem through the ads displayed across Microsoft products.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Facing Backlash, Microsoft Changes Xbox One DRM And Used Games Policy

Facing Backlash, Microsoft Changes Xbox One DRM And Used Games Policy

Before Microsoft unveiled Xbox One, gamers had been waiting for it eagerly. But once the company unveiled the game console, it was quite disappointing because it came with many limitations. As the gamer community lashed back at the company over such limitations, Microsoft has decided to change the DRM and used games policies in Xbox One.

By On June 20, 2013 1 Response
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First-Party Titles For Xbox One And PS4 To Remain $59.99

First-Party Titles For Xbox One And PS4 To Remain $59.99

Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 are pitted against each other in the gaming arena. Although PS4 is priced lower than Xbox One, it seems that both consoles are on the same page when it comes to first-party titles. The first-party games for both Xbox One and PS4 cost $59.99 each.

By On June 19, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Offers Siri Rival On Windows Phone Devices

Microsoft Offers Siri Rival On Windows Phone Devices

When Apple originally launched Siri, it was hailed as the most accurate and effective voice-based personal assistant. Since then, many rivals to Siri have arrived in the market. Now, Microsoft has rolled out an updated voice-based search feature to Windows Phone users, offering a functionality that is really good and accurate.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Skype Video Messaging Becomes Available On Mobile Devices

Skype Video Messaging Becomes Available On Mobile Devices

Microsoft has finally rolled out the option of sending video messaging through Skype. The option is available on a number of devices, including many mobile platforms. Ironically enough, Microsoft’s own Windows Phone platform only partially supports this feature for now.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Giving $200 Discount On Surface RT For Schools

Microsoft Giving $200 Discount On Surface RT For Schools

According to the pricing list of Surface RT Tablets revealed by Microsoft, until now people were able to buy a 32GB Surface RT tablet at $499 and 64GB Surface RT at $699. But lately, Microsoft has rolled out a giant discount on the Surface RT tablets for educational institutions till August 31.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Leaked Screenshots Of Windows 8.1 Surface Again

Leaked Screenshots Of Windows 8.1 Surface Again

We have been hearing about an update to Microsoft’s Windows 8 for quite some time. However, so far, Microsoft hasn’t dished out a significant upgrade. Alleged screenshots from Windows 8.1 have now surfaced, depicting apps redesigns for Xbox Music and Movie Moments apps.

By On June 18, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Pays Developers As Much As $100,000 For Windows Phone 8 Apps

Microsoft Pays Developers As Much As $100,000 For Windows Phone 8 Apps

Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has emerged as a significant player in the mobile arena, but it is still lagging far behind the likes of iOS and Android. To bridge that gap, the company has been trying hard to appease the developer community and has paid as much as $100,000 to entice certain developers.

By On June 17, 2013 1 Response
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Sony Lands Huge Pre-Orders For PlayStation 4

Sony Lands Huge Pre-Orders For PlayStation 4

According to the numbers trickling in from e-retailers, Sony’s pre-orders for PlayStation 4 have ran out pretty fast. Among these e-retailers is Amazon, who is now notifying customers that rather than applying for the ‘launch edition’, they can go for the ‘standard edition.’

By On June 16, 2013 Respond
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