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  • Web content on Xbox Live not a Microsoft priority
    By on September 22, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Speaking to Business Week, Microsoft’s general manager of global content acquisition and strategy, Ross Honey, painted a somewhat bleak picture for web content on Xbox Live. While The Guild has managed to succeed on Microsoft’s platform, it has done so via a sponsorship deal with Sprint. Apparently, finding a different way to monetize a web series

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  • Microsoft Letting Patents Move To Linux Firms
    By on September 8, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    mnmlst notes a Wall Street Journal story (picked up at Total Telecom) on the move of some patents originally held by Microsoft to the Open Invention Network, where they will join a portfolio whose purpose is to inoculate open source companies against patent trolls. OIN is near a deal to buy 22 patents from another patent-protective group, Allied Security Trust, whose members include Verizon, Cisco, and HP. AST won the patents in a private auction (more…)

  • Microsoft responds to Xbox 360 54.2% failure rate, FAILS
    By on September 1, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Admittedly, when we saw Game Informer’s survey that pegged Xbox 360′s failure rate at 54.2 percent, we were thinking that was a bit steep of a number, possibly bumped up a few digits from some possible sampling errors. So when we were gearing up to read Microsoft’s statement responding to the data, we fully expected some harsh rebuttal…

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