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Microsoft and the NFL kick off new interactive in-game and fantasy experiences for Xbox One
Microsoft and the National Football League have changed the way you will watch the most popular sport in North America through a new multi-year partnership that will deliver interactive television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One. “The NFL on Xbox will provide fans an all-new viewing...
21 May 2013
Microsoft unveils Xbox One
Jennifer J. Chen
A new vision for the future was revealed today when Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, an all-in-one gaming and entertainment system. The new system brings together games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype. Use your voice to launch your personalized Xbox One Home screen, see what’s popular on TV...
21 May 2013
Weekend Reading: May 17th Edition–The Nokia Lumia 925 is a thing of beauty
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the new Nokia Lumia 925, Telefónica choosing Office 365 and Yammer for its 130,000 employees, an update on "Windows Blue" (now known as Windows 8.1) and a cross-company partnership with Paramount Pictures around the highly anticipated...
17 May 2013
Xbox 360 continues its roll at the top of the U.S. console market
Xbox 360 maintained its position as the top console in the U.S. last month, selling more units than any other platform, according to new data from The NPD Group. April also marked the 28th consecutive month that the Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the U.S. April highlights from NPD include...
16 May 2013
Weekend Reading: April 26th Edition–The #XboxReveal countdown begins!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on major Xbox news, new apps (Tumblr and Fidelity Investments) coming to Windows Phone, expanding Surface Pro and Surface RT availability and more. Don’t miss any of them! #XboxReveal. Lots of Xbox news to talk about this week. First...
26 Apr 2013
On May 21, we’ll mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, we’ll be holding a special press event on the Xbox campus, and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE and broadcast on Spike TV if...
24 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 19th Edition–Microsoft’s City of the Future
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got some great stories for you, including an in-depth and visually rich look at Microsoft’s 500-acre, 125-building campus and the small team of Microsoft facilities engineers that runs it. How a scrappy team of Microsoft engineers quietly built...
19 Apr 2013
Xbox 360 Remains the No. 1 Selling Console in U.S. in March
In March, Xbox 360 maintained its position as the number one console in the U.S., selling more units than any other console and marking the 27th consecutive month as the best-selling console. March highlights from The NPD Group include: · Xbox 360 sold 261,000 units, maintaining the number...
18 Apr 2013
Now Available on Xbox LIVE: Flixster
Movie fans rejoice! The popular movie app Flixster is now available to Xbox LIVE subscribers in the U.S.! “Flixster lets you buy and rent thousands of popular movies, check out show times at your local theater and access the latest fresh or rotten movie scores from Rotten Tomatoes,”...
16 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading: April 12th Edition – New Games Arrive in the Windows Phone Store
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got a great roundup of new Windows Phone apps and games, our agreement with Ericsson to acquire Mediaroom, two big Cloud customer wins and a cool Microsoft Research project codenamed GeoFlow. Windows Phone app roundup. The Windows Phone Store continues...
12 Apr 2013
Mediaroom and Our TV Journey
The following is a post from Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft . Today, Microsoft and Ericsson announced a definitive agreement for Ericsson to acquire Mediaroom, the number one IPTV platform deployed...
8 Apr 2013
BOOM Shakalaka! WWE Enters the Ring on Xbox Today!
If you’re a WWE fan, prepare to get happy: WWE launches on Xbox in the U.S. today. That’s just in time for WrestleMania XXIX on April 7. Get the full story over on Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson . Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog
4 Apr 2013
Weekend Reading, March 22nd edition – Batman, Pandora and United Join Windows Phone App Family
In this week’s edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Microsoft Research being recognized by Computerworld, the arrival of Pandora on Windows Phone, an update to the Kinect for Windows SDK and a shark with a taste for ducks. Pandora is here. Let there be rock. And punk, and blues...
22 Mar 2013
Redbox Instant by Verizon App Now Available on Xbox LIVE
Redbox fans will be glad to hear that the Redbox Instant by Verizon app is now available on Xbox LIVE. Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson reports, “Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers in the U.S. can sign up for Redbox Instant by Verizon and start enjoying Hollywood’s newest releases, in addition...
19 Mar 2013
“Gears of War: Judgment” Unleashed on Xbox 360
The long wait for hordes of “Gears of War” fans is over. “Gears of War: Judgment” is here! The latest installment of the award-winning franchise hit stores at just after midnight. Developed exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War: Judgment” immerses fans in the...
19 Mar 2013
Weekend Reading: March 15th Edition – Windows Phone 8 Wins PCMag.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Smartphone Operating Systems
Well, it’s been one heck of a busy week here at Microsoft! This week, Windows Phone 8 won the smartphone category in PCMag.com’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, the Xbox 360 kept the top console spot in the U.S., the Duke of York visited the Yammer office in London and the Twitter app...
15 Mar 2013
Count ‘Em! Xbox 360 Stays No. 1 Selling Console in the U.S. for 26th Straight Month
Xbox 360 sold 302,000 units in February, marking its 26th consecutive month as the number-one selling console in the U.S., according to data released today by The NPD Group. February highlights from The NPD Group include: · Holding 41 percent share of current-generation console sales, maintaining...
14 Mar 2013
Daily Update, March 7th – App of the Week: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Does Whatever a Spider Can!
This one’s for all you web slingers out there! The latest App of the Week to be featured on the Microsoft News Center is The Amazing Spider-Man Xbox game for Windows Phone . Crawl, climb and web-sling around a three-dimensional New York City as you fight the Lizard and his minions in more than...
7 Mar 2013
Daily Update, Feb. 18th – Online Comic Book From ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Showcases Power of IE10
Today the Internet Explorer team announced the online debut of ‘ Thief of Thieves: Experience ,’ an interactive online game based on the comic book series from ‘Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics. The site is a stunning showcase of the...
18 Feb 2013
As Strong Growth Continues, Xbox Execs Share Vision for the Future of TV
Today Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, along with Nancy Tellem, president of entertainment and digital media at Microsoft, participated in a D: Dive into Media session facilitated by Peter Kafka. At the session, Mehdi revealed some new data...
11 Feb 2013
Weekend Reading: Feb. 1st Edition – Get Ready for the Big Game with Five Cool Sports Apps
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on sports apps for the big game on Windows 8, Windows Phone and Xbox, the release of Office 365 Home Premium and more. Game on: Five winning sports apps. Sunday’s football championship game is the first big adrenaline-rush sporting...
1 Feb 2013
Weekend Reading: Jan. 18th Edition – 'Spartan Ops' Continues, Bing Dials Up the Social in Search & More
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Bing bringing your friends’ two cents to search results, the highly anticipated return of Spartan Ops Season 1 and the new Priceline Express Deals app for Windows Phone. The second half of Spartan Ops Season 1 returns on Jan. 21...
18 Jan 2013
Weekend Reading: Jan. 11th Edition – Huawei Introduces Windows Phone 8 Device at CES & ‘Indie’ Game App Developers Light Up Windows Phone
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Huawei joining the Windows Phone 8 family, great Windows Phone apps for gamers and snow junkies, plus some Oscar-worthy apps to help you get through awards season. Natural User Interfaces part 4: what’s next? Yesterday, Next at Microsoft...
11 Jan 2013
Xbox 360 Holds Top Console Spot for 24th Straight Month
Xbox 360 ended another year as the best-selling console in the U.S. in 2013, selling 1.4 million units in December, according to the NPD Group. NPD data also shows that in December, Xbox 360 held seven of the top 10 console game titles, including "Halo 4,” “Assassin’s Creed III,”...
10 Jan 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 10th – Microsoft Hires Tech Entrepreneur Blake Krikorian, Introduces Skype 6.1 for Windows and More
This morning, Microsoft announced the appointment of longtime technology entrepreneur Blake Krikorian as corporate vice president for its Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), which includes the Xbox team. Krikorian will report to Marc Whitten, chief product officer for IEB. This announcement follows...
10 Jan 2013
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