Microsoft Xbox 360 Posts

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Over 80 Million Xbox 360 Consoles Sold

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced a major milestone.  They have over 80 million Xbox 360 consoles since launching it less than 8 years ago.  The Xbox 360 arrived in November 2005.  The original Xbox sold 24.65 million units.
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Microsoft To Support The Xbox 360 For 3 More Years

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Good news if you don’t plan on being an early adopter for the Xbox One console.  Microsoft will be supporting the Xbox 360 for 3 years, announced Xbox CMO Yusuf Mehdi at the Citi Global Technology Conference.
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Xbox 360 Ends Microsoft Points And Turns Them Into Real Money

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Microsoft Corporation is ending Points today following an Xbox 360 update.  The digital payment has turned the Points into real money for a users’ local currencies, according to Polygon.
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Nokia Music Mix Party: Microsoft and Nokia’s Application To Let Friends Share Xbox Playlists

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team and Nokia Corporation has launched a new service called Nokia Music Mix Party. Here’s how it works: If you have an Xbox, open up Internet Explorer and type in mixparty.nokia.com. Pick three artists and start your party playlist. From there, anyone at the party with a smartphone can scan the QR code and sync with the playlist Vote on the artist that you want to hear next. The track with the most vote wins. Nokia Music Mix Party will be free for usage during the month of July. It is unknown what the pricing will be after that. Below is a demo of how it works:
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Xbox Music To Launch On The Web Today

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Microsoft Corporation is launching Xbox Music on web browsers today.  Xbox Music Pass is now available on PCs, tablets, the Xbox 360, smartphones, and on the web.  All of your playlists will automatically stay in sync.  You can test out Xbox Music Pass for 30 days free.  You can access the service at music.xbox.com.  Microsoft Xbox Music launched back in October on the Xbox 360 game console, Windows Phone 8, and the Windows 8 operating system.  Some of the expected upcoming features of Xbox Music includes cloud storage for music that is not in the Xbox Music catalog and social features that lets you share music with friends and family.

Time Warner Cable To Add 300 TV Channels On Xbox 360

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Today Microsoft Corporation has announced a deal with Time Warner Cable.  Time Warner Cable will be bringing over 300 of their TV channels to the Xbox 360.  Time Warner Cable subscribers with an Xbox Live Gold membership will gain access to hundreds of shows from their console.
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Pizza Hut Launches An Xbox 360 App With Order Customization

Microsoft and Pizza Hut have worked together on launching an Xbox Live app that lets users order pizza directly from the Xbox 360 console.  The Xbox app shows Pizza Hut’s menu and lets users customize their toppings and sides.  The order can be put together using Kinect motion controls, voice commands, and the Xbox controller.  Users can also link their Xbox and PizzaHut.com accounts to save their order settings to make future orders faster and find deals at their local restaurants.

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Pulp Is The First Film To Premiere On The Xbox 360

The movie business is tough to penetrate unless you are associated with a major production studio. Instead of uploading their video on YouTube or distributing DVDs, the makers of the low-budget British comedy, Pulp, is going to put it on Xbox Live.

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