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Xbox One pricing 'key' to platform's success, says analyst

Xbox One pricing will be "key" to the next-generation platform's success, Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said in a note to investors this week.<p>Microsoft shared numerous details for the Xbox One during its reveal event on Tuesday, but pricing for the system was not among them.<p>Sebastian said …

Apple Named World's Most Valuable Brand for Third Year in a Row

Millward Brown today released its annual BrandZ study of global brands (<i>via AllThingsD</i>), which found Apple to be the world's most valuable brand for the third straight year.<p>Although Apple topped the list once again, its brand value only increased 1% to $185 billion, which is not as impressive as …

Why Microsoft’s Xbox One Won’t Kick the Cable Guy Out of Your House

Like everyone else, Microsoft wants to control your living room.<p>The problem with that plan: The cable guy already controls your living room. He’s not …

Xbox Reveal: 'One' Console To Rule Them All

Microsoft took the wraps off the Xbox One, its next-generation console today in a multimedia event that offered something thrilling for everyone. And it threw down the gauntlet at rival Sony in a major way, promising not only a state-of-the-art gaming experience, but a device designed to be at the …

A rerun? Microsoft returns to TV programming with Halo show

The software giant's new show, produced by Steven Spielberg, brings the company back to creating original content, a business where it's had some history.<p>REDMOND, Wash. -- When it comes to creating original content, Microsoft has had a hard time making up its mind.<p>In the 1990s, Microsoft developed …

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Microsoft talks Xbox One naming, privacy and more (Q&A)

CNET sits down with Microsoft's Jeff Henshaw to talk about the new Xbox One, including how long it will last, and whether the name's going to be confusing.<p>"You'll be able to put the system in modes where you can be completely secure about the fact that the camera is off and can't see you." <br />

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Xbox One confusion: Microsoft leaves used games and 'always-online' requirement unclear

Microsoft's Xbox One announcement focused on hardware, entertainment, and gaming, but a controversial aspect of the new console — a rumored always-online requirement — has been left floating amid a sea of confusion. Microsoft sparked the hubbub with a vague answer on its Q&A section for the Xbox …

Apple Updates Look of Online Store With More Feature Images, Fewer Text Links

Apple today rolled out some updates to its online store, not only posting new features advertising Father's Day gift purchases but also introducing a new, cleaner look for the store. While the main page of the online store had previously consisted of a main center column with product promotions …

Xbox One preorders point to Nov. 30 arrival

A day after the next-gen console's unveiling, U.K. tech retailer Zavvi is asking for a whopping 400 pounds, or about $608, for the next-generation Xbox One.<p>Gamers desperate to splash out on Microsoft's blocky new Xbox One console needn't wait until Christmas, as U.K. retailers have already started …

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Logitech unveils $60 wired iPad keyboard built for classroom abuse

Bluetooth keyboards for the iPad are nice and all, but aren't you going to need to be within a wire's-length to see the thing anyway? To that end, Logitech has announced a full-sized wired iPad keyboard targeted to classrooms with an emphasis on durability and maintenance. It has a spill-resistant …

Unlike PlayStation 4, prospects for indie games on Xbox One are murky

Microsoft is being secretive about its plans for smaller games<p>With both its current and next-generation PlayStation platforms, Sony is making a concerted effort to capture the hearts and minds of the independent game development community, but the question is whether Microsoft is doing the same …

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24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

Multiple accounts can use a single Xbox Live subscription on the One

If you joined us for the Xbox One reveal yesterday, you'll probably know that amidst all the excitement, we learned that a single Xbox Live Gold membership will cover both the 360 and the next-gen console. Good stuff -- no extra expenditure, subscription sign-ups or other irritations. But, it gets …