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Topic: Xbox

Here's a Look at How Microsoft Makes Its Money in the Post-PC Era

Hint: it's in the cloud

Microsoft had to absorb a $7.5 billion loss because its plan to buy Nokia and then grab a bigger share of mobile devices mostly failed. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has…

Microsoft Gives a Nod to Boyhood With New Windows 10 Ads Featuring Ethan Hawke

An OS for the next generation

Ethan Hawke is helping Microsoft introduce the new Windows 10 to the world. The Boyhood star is the voice of the new TV campaign that launches today ahead of the…

Revolt Study Shows Millennials Still Prefer Watching Long-Form Content on TVs

But also highlights growing importance of streaming devices

A new study from Revolt, the network founded by Sean Combs, shows that 15- to 29-year-olds still enjoy watching long-form content on their televisions, but that doesn't mean they only want linear…

How the Xbox Shot Its Way Into Gamers’ Hearts

15 years ago, Microsoft redefined the ‘Halo effect’

It was a minute after midnight in Times Square, and the scene was utter bedlam. Lime-green spotlights crossed the winter sky, digital billboards were on overdrive and celebrities like Dwayne…

Inside the Massive Campaign Behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Kevin Spacey's digitized mug is only part of the package

Disembodied, badly equalized and with no musical cues or ambient sound around it, the nonetheless recognizable voice of Kevin Spacey in sneering antihero mode fuzzes over the computer speakers. "You…

Xbox Can't Advertise Destiny, the Game. So It Made Destiny, the Fake Perfume

A fragrant slap at Sony's deal with Activision

Xbox cannot explicitly advertise the launch of the highly anticipated first-person shooter Destiny. So, it came up with clever trick to draw attention anyway: Promote a nonexistent cologne with the…

Bomb Threat, Hack Attack Disrupt Sony PlayStation

Traffic spike caused outage

Sony's PlayStation Network is back up and running today after a cyber attack caused a weekend-long outage. No user information was breached, according to a Reuters report. In a denial-of-service (DoS)…

Despite Promises to Advertisers, Microsoft Disbands Xbox TV Studio

But Halo project is still in the works

Microsoft's digital TV strategy is toast, with its Los Angeles studio closing during this massive round of layoffs. Microsoft confirmed today that Xbox Entertainment Studios is shutting down, potentially undermining…

Can a Career TV Exec Bring Ambitious Xbox Shows to Life?

The Microsoft exec develops interactive video for next-gen consumers

Specs Name Jordan Levin New gig Evp, Microsoft Old gig CEO, Generate Age 45 How did you land at Microsoft? The simplest way of making the connection is that [Microsoft entertainment and digital media president]…

Google's Acquisition Shows It's Hungry for More Digital Video Advertising

Buys mDialog to serve promos across screens

Google is buying mDialog, a small player in the digital video ad space to add to the search giant's DoubleClick collection. Canada-based mDialog provides technology to major media companies such as…

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