Netflix, Qwikster, Xbox Live on Windows 8 and Hot Wheels

Today’s edition of the daily top videos article has mostly tech-related stuff, but it also has Netflix apologizing for the way it’s handled its recent pricing and plan restructuring. Of course the apology was accompanied by yet another controversial move.…

Bing is the Future of Your Living Room (According to Microsoft)

In June, Microsoft announced it would be bringing Bing search to the Xbox this year, though the announcement was exactly for the full Bing search engine. Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft talked a bit more…

Microsoft Posts Record Revenue Thanks to Xbox

Microsoft reported record fourth-quarter revenue for its Fiscal Year Q4 at $17.37 billion for the quarter, up 8% from the same quarter last year. “Throughout fiscal 2011, we delivered to market a strong lineup of products and services which translated…

Xbox 720 to be Revealed at E3 2012?

At the recently completed E3 gaming conference, it was Nintendo that focused on new hardware. They announced their Wii U next-gen console that will boast full HD capabilities, a super fast processor and a touch-screen controller. Microsoft’s keynote at the…

Bing for Xbox is Smart Move, But Microsoft Should Go Further

This week, Microsoft announced it would be bringing Bing search to the Xbox later this year- kind of. I say kind of, because it’s not the full Bing search engine. There are already a lot of wheels in motion, which…

While Sony Struggles, Xbox Helps You Try on Clothes

The recent legacy of the Sony Playstation and its related troubles have been well documented — and discussed — here. The once-open system has now sunken into a quagmire of a failed network and heavy-handed legal tactics, all in an…

PayPal Service Coming To Xbox Live

For those of you who would like an additional method of purchasing on your Xbox Live account, Microsoft has apparently heard your calling, and will address your needs when the next XBL update occurs. Currently, the next update is scheduled…

Microsoft Reports Strong Q3 Results, Thanks Xbox

Microsoft has released its report on third-quarter earnings today, and they show record results. Q3 revenue is reported at $16.43 for the quarter which ended on March 31st.  This is a 13% increase year-over-year.  More results: Operating income, net income,…

Microsoft 2010 By the Numbers

Microsoft made a slew of announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). More on that here. The company also revealed a bunch of numbers for 2010 that you might find interesting. 

So, let’s get right to them:

Xbox/Kinect

– 8 million: Number of Kinects sold in first 60 days

– 50 million: Xbox 360s sold to date

– 30 million: Number of Xbox LIVE members 

Microsoft Announcements from CES

The Consumer Elecronics Show (CES) in Vegas has already been a big event for Microsoft, and it doesn’t even end until January 9. CEO Steve Ballmer reflected on the past year, and introduced some elements of where the company is headed.