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Microsoft Xbox One selling in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Taiwan on Sept. 23

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Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will start selling in Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Taiwan from September 23. The Xbox One console and the Xbox One with the Kinect will be available. Each customer will receive a free Xbox One Wireless controller and a 14-day trial of the Xbox Live Gold subscription service.

Microsoft releases ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection,’ which brings all 4 Halo games to Xbox One


Microsoft and 343 Industries have released Halo: The Master Chief Collection today. The Master Chief Collection brings all four of the Halo games into a single disc for the Xbox One. The four games run at 1080p with dedicated servers. It also has the ability to earn up to 4,000 Xbox Gamerscore.
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Microsoft Xbox One without a Kinect launches for $399.99

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Microsoft is now selling a version of the Xbox One console without the Kinect. The new bundle is available for $399.99 from Microsoft’s website. By unbundling the Kinect from the Xbox, the console is now at the same price as the Sony PlayStation 4. The next-generation Kinect can track the player’s body, heart rate, facial expession, position, orientation of 25 individual joints, and voice commands. You can buy it from here.

Former Skype head Tony Bates joins GoPro as president and board member


Tony Bates, former Skype head and Microsoft executive, is now president and a board member of video camera maker GoPro. Bates will report to GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman.
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is adding 46 new apps to Xbox

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced that 46 new apps will be coming to the Xbox platform. This will increase apps on the Xbox by 25%, which will bring the total to over 225 apps around the world. Microsoft started rolling out some updates in June and it dropped the Gold subscription requirement for apps. Below is the list of all of the apps:
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is reportedly building a smartwatch

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According to Forbes, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is building a health tracker in the form of a smartwatch. The device will have sensors and would include technology and expertise from the Microsoft Kinect motion controller. The smartwatch will be compatible with Windows Phone, Android, and iOS, which is what distinguishes the device from other smartwatches on the market today. The smartwatch reportedly will be able to constantly measure heart rate throughout the day and night. And the battery will be able to last for around 2 days, which is about the same as the Samsung Gear Fit.

CONFIRMED: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) announces cloud partnership

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) have confirmed to be working out a cloud computing partnership. Microsoft’s Azure cloud customers would have access to Salesforce’s enterprise software as part of the deal. Salesforce will commit to using Azure for hosting some of its own applications and will integrate data from Salesforce products into Microsoft Office programs, according to Bloomberg.
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Microsoft and Skype have built a universal translator


At the Code Conference, Microsoft Skype VP Gurdeep Singh Pal and communications manager Diana Heinrichs demoed new real-time speech translation tool that will eventually be built into Skype.
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