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Microsoft exec says it’s not killing off Xbox Music

We wrote last week about Microsoft’s plans to spin off Nokia’s MixRadio as a standalone company, but wondered what would happen to its other streaming music service: Xbox Music. Comments by CEO Satya Nadella during Microsoft’s...
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What next for Nokia’s MixRadio? ‘Basically, we’re planning a spin-off…’ (Exclusive)

Today, Microsoft announced plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, including 12,500 from the Nokia Devices and Services unit that the company recently acquired. That's around half the staff that came over as part...
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Microsoft reportedly planning major round of layoffs

Microsoft is preparing for a new round of job cuts, including some of the company’s “areas of overlap” with Nokia. That’s according to a report on Bloomberg yesterday, which suggested that the layoffs...
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Report hints at improved cloud-locker features for Xbox Music

Microsoft’s Xbox Music service already has a scan-and-match feature, examining a user’s personal music collection and matching files to its database for playing on other devices. What it’s lacking, though,...
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Microsoft tempts third-party developers with Xbox Music affiliation offers

Microsoft has opened up its Xbox Music API for third-party developers, with the aim of getting people to start creating apps on various devices that tie in to its streaming music service. It includes access to the service’s...
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Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services division

Nokia’s mobile handset business is now part of Microsoft, after the latter company’s acquisition closed on Friday. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is transitioning to executive vice president of Microsoft’s devices...
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Microsoft to finalise Nokia acquisition this week

Microsoft announced last year that it would buy Nokia’s devices and services division, but the deal hasn’t yet closed. Microsoft has provided an update on when that will happen though: “The transaction will...
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E3 showcases dueling dancing games from Harmonix and Ubisoft

This week’s E3 show in Los Angeles is showcasing some of the latest music games, including efforts from veterans Harmonix and Ubisoft. Harmonix unveiled an Xbox One game called Dance Central Spotlight yesterday, which will...
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Linkin Park launch a remixable video with Microsoft’s Project Spark

Linkin Park launch a remixable video with Microsoft's Project Spark
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Microsoft says Xbox One will open up to third-party music services eventually

Microsoft says Xbox One will open up to third-party music services eventually
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Sonos poaches Microsoft’s chief product officer of Xbox

Sonos poaches Microsoft's chief product officer of Xbox
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Microsoft adds videos to its Xbox Music service

We reported recently on Scandinavian service WiMP’s plans to add music videos to its audio streaming service