Microsoft Ditches Plans to Be the Next Netflix (Wall St. CheatSheet)


With 3,000 new layoffs, Microsoft has finished the plan set out earlier this year by COO Satya Nadella to eliminate 18,000 jobs from the company. Particularly telling for video game fans are the layoffs in the Xbox division. Xbox Entertainment Studios, the arm of the company responsible for creating original TV shows,… [Read more on Wall St. CheatSheet]

Microsoft to kill its free Xbox Music streaming service (C|Net)

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The free service will be retired on December 1 as Microsoft decides to focus on its subscription plan alone.


Microsoft will pull the plug on the free version of its Xbox Music streaming service on December 1.

After that, Microsoft will offer only its $10-a-month Xbox Music Pass, which serves up unlimited, ad-free music streaming. The no-cost, ad-supported version, which has about… [Read more on C|Net]

Netflix Usage On PlayStation, Xbox Is Declining (Forbes)

Even though video game consoles are aiming to try and become “living room PCs” in this new era of tech, they’re starting to face challenges from cheaper alternatives offering many of the same services.

Namely, video game consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 were some… [Read more on Forbes]

Now TV arrives on the Xbox One as Sky Go becomes pay service (The Inquirer)

UK BROADCASTER Sky has announced that Now TV has arrived on the Xbox One, just a week after it released a version for the Playstation 4 (PS4).

Despite promising that Now TV would be coming to the Xbox One in “weeks”, Sky has released it just six days after the release of its PS4 version… [Read more on The Inquirer]

On TV, Amazon and Microsoft are Headed in Drastically Different Directions (The Motley Fool)

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In October 2012, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that he was stepping down from Microsoft‘s board of directors. At the time, there was widespread speculation that Microsoft would acquire Netflix — and that Hastings, as an obvious insider, would need to excuse… [Read more on The Motley Fool]