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  1. Xbox Music Adds Freemium Option, Expands to iOS, Android As App

    September 09, 2013 12:01 AM EDT Xbox Music is breaking out of the Microsoft box. The on-demand music service will be available as apps on Apple's iOS and Google's Android devices starting Monday (Sept. 9), a move designed to broaden Xbox Music's distribution and ...

  2. Microsoft To Phase Out Zune Player

    March 14, 2011 6:08 PM EDT Microsoft Corp is not planning any more versions of its unpopular Zune digital media player, but is to continue offering music and video using the same software online, through its Xbox game console and on its Windows phones. The decision not to f ...

  3. Sony Confirms Cloud-based Music Service

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Electronics introduced a new digital music service called Music Unlimited during a presentation at the IFA technology conference in Germany today. The service is part of the company’s new Qriocity (pronounced “curiosity”) entertainment networ ...

  4. Microsoft Seeks China Internet Search Partner: Report

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Software giant Microsoft Corp is looking for a partner in China to help the company play a major role in China's Internet search market, Wall Street Journal said. Simon Leung, Microsoft's chief executive for greater China, told the Journ ...

  5. Microsoft Talks Music Streaming Service

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft plans to launch a music streaming service with a "similar principle to Spotify," according to a report by the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph. "Music is an important area for Microsoft. We are looking at launching a music stre ...

  6. Microsoft Ordered To Pay $1.5 Billion In MP3 Lawsuit

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. must pay $1.52 billion in damages to telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA for violating two patents related to digital music, a federal jury ruled Thursday (Feb. 22). The Redmond, Wash.-based software company said t ...

  7. Rodgers Turns To Video Games Biz

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional CD sales are drying up. Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional ...

  8. Rodgers Turns To Video Games Biz

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Producers line-up for London conference. Legendary U.S. producer Nile Rodgers says he has turned to video-games music because royalties from traditional CD sales are drying up. Speaking to Billboard.biz at Production Magic, a music-industry confer ...

  9. Microsoft Readies iPod Rival

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company already demonstrating the device. Microsoft Corp. is developing a music and video device to compete with Apple's iPod and creating its own music service to rival Apple's iTunes, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday (Jun ...

  10. Senator Targets 'Cop Killer' Videogame

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has become the target of a proposed boycott by a U.S. senator. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has b ...

  11. Cuban To Keynote At DECA Confab

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Cuban, the maverick entrepreneur who, appropriately enough, owns basketball's Dallas Mavericks, has joined the lineup of speakers at Billboard's inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference & A Mark Cuban, the maverick entrepr ...

  12. Big Fourth Quarter Looms For Video-Game Sector

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Best year ever," suggests analyst. Those seeking a bit of consistency among Wall Street analysts need look no further than video games. The consensus for the rest of the year: The sector will rock. "I've got a big wish list fo ...