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Xbox One: Built for… Business?

Microsoft pitches its latest video game console as a tool for small business owners. No, really!

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Microsoft COO Turner says even more innovation is coming this year

Was Microsoft's launch of Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Office 365, and more not enough for you? Microsoft's Kevin Turner says you ain't seen nothing yet.

Microsoft joins game-sale stampede with serious discounts for Xbox Live titles

Xbox Live’s Games on Demand download center now offers full digital versions of Assassin's Creed 3 for $14.99, Borderlands 2 for $9.99, and Far Cry 3 for $19.99, among other titles. But hurry, the sale ends soon.

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Pincus pursued Xbox chief for several months for Zynga CEO job, source says

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus pursued Microsoft's Xbox chief for several months and had no other candidates in mind for the top job at the social games company, a source at Zynga said Monday.

Bare-bones Xbox Music service hits the Web at $10 a month

Microsoft launches a Web version of Xbox Music, allowing access to the service on computers that don't run Windows 8.

Microsoft Xbox navigates the revolving door of public opinion

Microsoft can't seem to catch a break with gamers; every bit of good news seems to be followed by bad. Let's review.

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Kinect for Windows developer's kit slated for November, adds 'green screen' technology

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows will be released in final form by next year, and include "green screen" technology to strip out backgrounds from behind users.

Web version of Xbox Music could be imminent

Xbox Music may soon be breaking out of Microsoft's own platform and onto any desktop web browser.

Second-screen apps get a primary role at E3

Who needs a TV? A plethora of games on the E3 floor are leaning on complimentary mobile apps to spread the fun beyond the big screen.

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Nvidia thinks the handheld Shield will compete with Xbox and PS4 consoles

Nvidia's Shield is complementary to gaming consoles for now, but the company hopes that wide adoption of Android gaming ultimately could make the $349 handheld an alternative to Xbox and PlayStation.

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