Microsoft Surface event recap: Surface Laptop Studio, Surface ...

Microsoft's been a busy tech giant lately. Not only is the company working on Windows 11, which makes its debut on Oct. 5, but it's got a ton of hardware in the works powered by that new operating sys...

Tom's Guide
September 22, 2021

Xbox and Special Olympics Hold First ‘Gaming for Inclusi...
Esports - Gaming - Non-Profit

Gaming in general is moving toward accessibility, but that's not as much the case in esports, which like other sports are competitive and by nature somewhat exclusive. Xbox and the Special Olympics ar...

Yahoo! News
September 16, 2021

Windows 11 Gets October 5th Launch Date

Microsoft is rolling out its newest operating system, Windows 11, earlier than expected for some PC users. Starting October 5, the company will begin a "phased and measured" approach to the free upgr...

CNN Business
September 1, 2021

Retailers Continue Momentum with Boys & Girls Clubs of Am...
Dining - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Non-Profit - Partnerships

ATLANTA – AUGUST 16, 2021 – Boys & Girls Clubs of America launched its 2021 Back2School cause campaign in July, and is continuing its momentum with retailers around the country. As millions...

Faisal Hussain
August 19, 2021

Special Olympics and Microsoft Team Up to Build Global Inclusi...
Esports - Gaming - Influencers - Non-Profit - Partnerships

10 AUGUST – WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Special Olympics announced the launch of the inaugural esports experience Gaming for Inclusion presented by Microsoft. From 12 – 14 September, Special Olympics...

Faisal Hussain
August 17, 2021

Microsoft Hires Former Uber Exec to Lead a New Consumer Apps E...

Microsoft is hiring Manik Gupta, the former head of product at Uber, in a renewed effort to boost Microsoft’s consumer apps. Gupta will be responsible for Microsoft Teams consumer, Skype, and GroupM...

The Verge
August 17, 2021

Waze & Xbox Partner for Halo-Themed Voice Navigation
Gaming - Tech

It's been 20 years since Halo debuted on Microsoft's first video game console, the Xbox, and that makes me feel old. Aside from my personal feelings, it's a monumental occasion for the franchise as it...

August 3, 2021

Facebook’s Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardwa...
Electronics - Online - Tech

The smart glasses came up while Zuckerberg was describing his vision for “building the next computing platform” aka mixed reality. In particular, he emphasized that VR is moving beyond gaming and ...

July 29, 2021

Krispy Kreme & Microsoft Debut Xbox-themed Donuts
Dining - Gaming

Krispy Kreme has created an Xbox doughnut. The fluffy doughnut is a marketing collaboration with Microsoft to celebrate 20 years of Xbox, and will be sold at Krispy Kreme stores, cabinets, and online ...

The Verge
July 28, 2021

Everything Microsoft Announced at Windows 11 Event

One of the most used pieces of software on the planet is about to get an upgrade. Microsoft announced a new version of its Windows software, with a new look as well as upgrades under the hood. The new...

June 24, 2021

Xbox Design Lab Returns with Series X Customizable Controllers

Microsoft is bringing back its Xbox Design Lab with a new controller option for the Xbox Series X controller. The Xbox Design Lab closed in October ahead of the Xbox Series X release. Open once again ...

June 18, 2021

Microsoft and Xbox Are Moving Beyond Consoles
Gaming - Tech

As the story goes, when Phil Spencer became head of Xbox in 2014, he got a call from newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella. "I don't actually know a whole lot about why we're in gaming," Nadella said to h...

June 11, 2021

Microsoft is Getting Back into Physical Retail—Sort Of
Retail - Tech

Microsoft is returning to selling products at brick-and-mortar stores, kind of. The software giant will start selling products at its “Experience Centers” in London, New York City, and Sydney next...

The Verge
June 9, 2021

Microsoft Event to Announce “Next Generation of Windows&...

Microsoft is hosting an event on June 24th, where the company intends to unveil the "next generation of Windows." The event will be held at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chi...

June 3, 2021

Secrets Spill at Epic Games v. Apple Trial
Gaming - Streaming - Tech

It’s been just over three weeks since the Epic v. Apple proceedings kicked off, and the news has been relentless. So as we wait for a verdict to roll in, we’re taking a quick turn through all the ...

The Verge
May 28, 2021

Microsoft Reduces Windows Store Sales Cut to 12%

Microsoft is shaking up the world of PC gaming today with a big cut to the amount of revenue it takes from games on Windows. The software giant is reducing its cut from 30 percent to just 12 percent f...

The Verge
April 30, 2021

Kids Aren’t Just Playing Kids’ Games Anymore
Esports - Gaming

The key components of all games -- whether card games, board games, playground games or video games -- are universal: goals, rules, strategy, challenge and interaction. What's even more interesting i...

Gaming Industry
April 26, 2021

NBA, Microsoft Launch Advanced Stat Platform for Fans
Electronics - Sports - Tech

The NBA has launched a new fan-facing portal for advanced metrics called CourtOptix that is powered by Microsoft Azure and will offer new insights on expected shot value, shot efficiency, success vers...

Sport Techie
April 23, 2021

Xbox Cloud Gaming Rolls Out in Beta on iOS and PC
Electronics - Gaming - Tech

The era of cloud gaming hasn’t arrived with the intensity that may have seemed imminent a couple years ago when major tech platforms announced their plays. In 2021, the market is still pretty much n...

Tech Crunch
April 21, 2021

Vaccine Passport Apps are About to be Everywhere. It Could Get...
Electronics - Health & Beauty - Online

As the vaccine rollout continues to accelerate and the broader US economy prepares to reopen, talk of vaccine verification apps has heated up. Tech companies, health care providers and even retail st...

CNN Business
April 14, 2021

Why Microsoft Wants to Buy Discord
Influencers - Online - Tech

Microsoft is reportedly having discussions with Discord to buy the communications app. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is in “exclusive talks” to acquire Discord, and a deal could c...

The Verge
March 26, 2021

Microsoft Makes Xbox Party Chat Free as Part of its Xbox Live ...
Gaming - Online

Microsoft is announcing today that Xbox Party Chat will be free for Xbox owners soon. The software maker has started testing a new Xbox dashboard update with testers today that unlocks Xbox Party Chat...

The Verge
March 25, 2021

Xbox Live is Getting a New Name
Gaming - Online - Tech

After over 18 years, Microsoft will soon rename Xbox Live. The service will be called Xbox network. Some of the earliest mentions of the name change came from beta testers of Xbox’s new dashboard, h...

March 23, 2021

Microsoft’s Bethesda purchase leads to 20 Bethesda games...
Gaming - Online

Starting Friday, subscribers to Xbox Game Pass will see a new wave of games from Bethesda Softworks, whose parent company was acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion. Xbox Game Pass has surged in popu...

USA Today
March 12, 2021

Microsoft Completes Bethesda Acquisition, Promises Some Xbox a...
Electronics - Gaming - Retail

Microsoft has finalized its $7.5 billion deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks. Microsoft now has 23 first-party game studios, compared to So...

The Verge
March 9, 2021

Here’s Why There’s a Fight Over Cookies

For decades, "cookies" have been tracking you around the web. They're the snippets of code that uniquely identify your browser and allow those shoe ads to follow you from site to site after you visit ...

CNN Business
March 9, 2021

Chewy Co-Founder Tapped to Lead GameStop E-Commerce Transforma...
Gaming - Retail

Ryan Cohen is back in the spotlight this week after GameStop named him to lead the company’s e-commerce transformation, the stock rallied more than 40% on Monday. Sarah Needleman, reporter at the Wa...

March 9, 2021

Xbox Game Pass Aims for Sports Fans With NBA 2k21, Madden NFL ...
Gaming - Sports

Microsoft is adding four sports games to Xbox Game Pass in March and April. Madden NFL 21 arrives today as part of EA Play for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, and Football Manager 2021 will arriv...

The Verge
March 3, 2021

Microsoft & Mattel Debut Spring 2021 Minecraft Toys
Gaming - Toys

Minecraft continues to be a blockbuster gaming franchise and this year Microsoft and Mattel are extending the brand further into the toy aisles with a fresh assortment of new products. The Minecraft ...

The Toy Book
February 23, 2021

Kid Device Usage Changing as a Result of the Pandemic
Gaming - Streaming - Toys

The pandemic is shifting where and how kids spend their time on digital devices, according to new data from the “Dubit Trends: Share of Time 2020 v 2019″ report. The research company has found tha...

February 19, 2021

Microsoft starts new program to make more accessible games

Microsoft is expanding its accessibility efforts with a new program for evaluating Xbox and PC games. Today, its gaming accessibility team announced that developers can send their games to be evaluate...

The Verge
February 17, 2021

Volkswagen Partners With Microsoft on Automated Cars
Automotive - Tech

Volkswagen Group is enlisting Microsoft’s help to speed up the development of autonomous driving systems, the company announced. It has already worked for several years with Microsoft on cloud compu...

February 11, 2021

Agency - Gaming - Opportunities

Did you know there are 3 billion gamers worldwide? From the DC Universe, magical spells, fast cars, zombies, to The Master Chief there’s something out there for everyone.

February 8, 2021

Xbox Series X Restock Updates for Target, Walmart, Amazon, Ant...

Gamers looking to land the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S face more frustration after limited restocks at Amazon and Newegg quickly sold out last week. Microsoft's next-gen console remains unavailab...

February 8, 2021

Microsoft unveils new Employee Experience, Microsoft Viva to h...

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced Microsoft Viva, the first employee experience platform to bring tools for employee engagement, learning, wellbeing and knowledge discovery, directly into the flow...

February 4, 2021

Microsoft turned its sustainability report into a Minecraft ma...
Branding - Electronics - Gaming

Microsoft released its annual sustainability report today, and Minecraft developer Mojang decided to turn it into something interactive. Called simply “Sustainable City,” the new Minecraft map is ...

The Verge
January 28, 2021

Xbox Series X
Electronics - Gaming - Opportunities

Introducing the new Xbox Series X|S. Power Your Dreams.

Microsoft Xbox
January 25, 2021

Microsoft backs General Motors’ Cruise Automation

Microsoft is in on the future of self-driving cars. General Motors' self-driving car subsidiary, Cruise Automation, announced the company participated in the latest round of funding. Although the firm...

January 19, 2021

Cosmetic treatments in 2021
Health & Beauty - Online

With what seemed an eternity of nonstop lockdowns and social restrictions in 2020, we all had to learn and adapt to the new way of living. The adoption of solutions such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams,...

January 15, 2021

The Morning After: CES 2021 starts with drones, 8K TVs and rob...
Electronics - Tech

Sony's self-driving car, Samsung's robots and a few routers were all part of CES day one. For the full story, visit Engadget   -

January 12, 2021

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