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Microsoft Reports Modest Profits In Q3 Despite Lagging PC Sales
2013-04-19 11:42:34

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After declining PC sales, and several reports showing fewer sales in the future, Microsoft saw the writing on the wall and changed its strategy. The company made investments in the cloud, changed its software licensing structure, and set up long-term software contracts with businesses to diversify its revenues. Microsoft reported its earnings at close of market on Thursday, stating a quarterly revenue of $20.49 billion, for the...

Microsoft Set To Announce Next Generation Xbox System On May 21
2013-04-08 13:14:55

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online May 21 may be the day when Microsoft officially unveils its next generation video game console. While the exact name of the successor to the Xbox 360 isn´t known, it is speculated that it could be called the "Xbox 720." It was reported earlier this year that Microsoft might keep the console under wraps at least until this summer´s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. Microsoft has traditionally kicked off the nearly...

Microsoft Releases 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report
2013-03-22 06:16:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Microsoft revealed on Thursday that it had it received 75,378 law enforcement requests for customer data worldwide in 2012, but only disclosed customer content in just two percent of those cases. The disclosure marks the first time Microsoft has publicly released figures about the subject, and follows similar transparency reports from Google, Twitter and other Web businesses. "We've benefited from the opportunity to learn from...

2013-03-12 23:04:01

The Sports Fan Playground announced on Tuesday that the store will be offering markdowns on various Green Bay Packers NFL merchandise as well as Xbox 360 products, including games, consoles and accessories. Green Bay, Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Green Bay Packers NFL apparel and Xbox 360 merchandise have been announced for mark downs of up to 60% off at the Sports Fan Playground, the store announced on Tuesday. The Green Bay Packers are considered one of the most storied franchises in...

2013-03-08 23:03:26

The Sports Fan Playground announced on Friday that the store has cut prices on various Xbox 360 games, accessories and consoles up to 50% off of the retail price. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 A variety of Xbox 360 accessories are available for as low as 1 cent at The Sports Fan Playground for a limited time. The store has a variety of Xbox 360 games marked down up to 50% off of the retail price, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4, Assassin's Creed III, NBA 2K13, and...


Latest Xbox Live Reference Libraries

Xbox 360
2013-08-10 07:13:01

The Xbox 360 is the second generation video game console produced by Microsoft. It was released on November 22, 2005 in the US and Canada, on December 2, 2005 in Europe, and December 10, 2005 in Japan. In the first year of the system’s release, it was sold in 36 countries; it has sold over 77 million units worldwide. Several versions of the Xbox 360 were released. The original Xbox 360 Premium 20 GB was released in November 2005 and discontinued July 13, 2008. The Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB...

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Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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