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  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella commits to develop Xbox platform July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella committed to develop its Xbox gaming platform in a letter to company employees, quashing rumours that the unit might be spun off. "Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox," said Nadella in an email released by the company on its...
  • E3 2014: Winners and losers from the video game show June 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: The 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn't as dramatic as last year's, when Sony and Microsoft were battling for attention in advance of the fall debuts of their new game consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This year, the focus was on new games to play on those machines,...
  • Microsoft Xbox One coming to India on September 23 for Rs 39,990 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that its XBox One video game console will be available in India starting September 23. Priced at Rs 39,990, every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console - which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi - one Xbox One...
  • Microsoft teases new Crackdown, Halo at E3 June 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: It's all about the games for Microsoft at E3. Microsoft focused exclusively on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles during its presentation ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video-game industry's annual trade show. The new Xbox One games included a fresh instalment of...
  • Microsoft slashes Xbox One price by $100, frees up Netflix, other popular apps May 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft will take $100 off the price of its Xbox One gaming console and let users view popular entertainment apps such as Netflix and ESPN without a $60-plus "Live" subscription, hoping to spur sales against rival devices like Sony's Playstation 4 and Amazon's Fire TV. The moves mark another...
  • Microsoft's Xbox One console to go on sale in China in September April 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp will begin selling its Xbox One video game console in China in September through its partnership with Chinese Internet TV company BesTV New Media Co, the company said on Tuesday. The partners will also kickstart a program to help developers create, publish and sell Xbox One games...
  • Microsoft XBox 360 price slashed in India by Rs 3000; now available for Rs 21,990 April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft India today slashed the price of its gaming console XBox 360 250GB by 12 per cent to Rs 21,990. It has also reduced the price of the XBox 360 250GB Kinect by 8.3 per cent to Rs 31,990. "We...
  • Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million mark April 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the US software company said Xbox One sales had crossed three million as of the end of 2013. The console went on sale on November...
  • Microsoft counts on shooter game Titanfall to boost Xbox One sales March 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp is betting on making sci-fi combat game "Titanfall" a hit big enough to boost sales of its Xbox One videogame device, helping it catch up in terms of sales with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 console. Retailers are gearing up to get in on the buzz that...
  • Man runs back into his burning house to save Xbox January 29, 2014

    We have heard different tales of gaming enthusiasts, but this one jumps out. A man in Kansas rushed back into his burning home to save his Xbox after he realised that his gaming console would burn down. He woke up in the morning and realised that his house was on...
  • Microsoft posts bigger-than-expected profits, no word on new CEO January 24, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its software and services for businesses, a solid holiday season for its new Xbox game console and Surface tablets, and a slightly lower tax bill. The world's largest software company did not say anything about its five-month...
  • Microsoft says it sold 3 million Xbox One units in 2013 January 7, 2014

    New York: Microsoft says it has sold more than 3 million units of the Xbox One, the video game console it launched on November 22, 2013. That means Microsoft Corp. sold 1 million of the consoles between December 11 and the end of the year. Sony has not disclosed year-end figures...
  • 2013: 5 biggest tech trends that defined the year December 31, 2013

    New York: As I look back at the more than 100 tech products we reviewed in 2013, a handful of gadgets and services deserve a second look. It's become clear that one brand rarely stands out any more in whatever product category you look at. Competition is more intense than ever,...
  • Xbox One: Microsoft sells over 2 million units in first 18 days December 12, 2013

    New York: Microsoft says more than 2 million of its Xbox One consoles have been sold since the system's launch 18 days ago. That works out to an average of 111,111 units per day. And company officials say users have spent over 83 million hours with the games, TV, and apps...
  • Microsoft Xbox One review: Goes further than the PS4, integrates regular live TV December 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Xbox One won't quite replace your TV set-top box, but it comes awfully close. The latest game console from Microsoft takes a big leap toward being the main entertainment hub in your living room. It gives you a program guide for browsing what's on TV and what's...
  • Microsoft Xbox One vs Sony PS4: Which game console to opt for November 27, 2013

    The game consoles have landed. Millions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are getting their first taste of what to expect from this new generation of high-powered video games. Perhaps you weren't one of those eager fans who waited in line at midnight to get first crack at the new...
  • Does Microsoft need Xbox? November 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest brand in Microsoft's portfolio. But as the company begins selling its first new Xbox in eight years...
  • Top games exclusive to Microsoft's new Xbox One November 23, 2013

    Gadget junkies love a new machine. The Xbox One is fun to mess around with, whether you're experimenting with the voice and motion controls of its Kinect camera or using such apps as YouTube and Netflix to feed Internet video to your big-screen TV. But most early buyers will want to...
  • Microsoft sells over a million Xbox Ones in under 24 hours November 23, 2013

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp sold over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles within 24 hours of their hitting store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 despite launching in far more countries. The new console, which launched in 13 countries, set a record for first-day...
  • Xbox One review: Microsoft's latest game console is versatile, powerful November 21, 2013

    What is the Xbox One? If you're a video-game aficionado, you know the answer: It's Microsoft's latest game console, and it arrives in North America and Europe on Friday. To gamers, Xbox means cutting-edge adventures such as Halo and Gears of War, and well as the brand that brought online...
  • PlayStation 4: Sony sells 1 million units in first 24 hours November 18, 2013

    New York: Sony said on Sunday that it had sold 1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the United States and Canada. The console, which Sony is counting on to kick-start a revival of its consumer electronics business,...
  • Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One enter the Angry Birds era November 15, 2013

    New York: Remember a time before Angry Birds, the iPad and the iPhone? No? When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles - seven and eight long years, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's case,...
  • Video tutorial: How to use the new Microsoft Xbox One November 9, 2013

    Microsoft has released a video tutorial describing how to use its new gaming console, the Xbox One. In the video, Marc Whitten and Yusuf Mehdi from the Microsoft Xbox team walk you through a comprehensive demo of Xbox One, including instant switching, biometric sign-in, Live TV, Skype, game DVR, and...
  • Microsoft shares hit highest since 2000 with CEO search in view November 7, 2013

    Seattle: Shares of Microsoft Corp jumped to their highest since mid-2000 on Wednesday, a day after Reuters reported that the world's largest software company is closing in on appointing a new chief executive. In addition, an influential analyst suggested the appointment of an outsider as CEO could result in the sale...
  • Sony PlayStation 4 tops Microsoft Xbox One as gamers' choice: Poll September 29, 2013

    San Francisco: More US shoppers prefer Sony Corp's upcoming PlayStation 4 than Microsoft Corp's Xbox One, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, as the industry's two leading videogame console makers prepare to do battle this holiday season. Asked about their interest in dedicated game devices, 26 per cent of 1,297 people surveyed...
  • Grand Theft Auto V sales zoom past $1 billion mark in 3 days September 22, 2013

    San Francisco: Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive Inc said. The latest installment of GTA, a cultural phenomenon that has...
  • Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free September 10, 2013

    California: Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web - even to those who don't use Windows 8. The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services...
  • Microsoft works to save face after Xbox backlash September 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: When it comes to hyping next-generation hardware, the video game industry doesn't typically opt for simplicity. However, during a presentation at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas to promote the upcoming Xbox One console last week, a no-frills, old-school approach is exactly what Microsoft employed when confronted with...
  • Microsoft says most Xbox One pre-order supply sold out September 5, 2013

    San Francisco: Retail stores in many markets have run out of Microsoft Corp's Xbox One consoles available for pre-orders, a senior company executive said, ahead of a major clash with Sony Corp's new lower-priced Playstation 4 this November. Microsoft's first new gaming console in eight years will go on sale November...