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Microsoft takes stand against hate speech, unveils new tools for its applications

Microsoft takes stand against hate speech, unveils new tools for its applications

In an effort to curb hate speech and ensure safe online communities, Microsoft has announced a new dedicated web form for reporting hate speech on its hosted consumer services and a separate online form for petitions to reconsider and reinstate content. 

Microsoft buys interactive game streaming startup

Microsoft buys interactive game streaming startup

Microsoft said it is bolstering its Xbox arsenal with the purchase of a startup specializing in letting people join in the fun while watching live-streamed game play.

China hands Microsoft administrative fine over Xbox venture

Microsoft Corp and its Chinese partner in an Xbox game console venture have been fined by China`s commerce ministry for breaching antitrust rules but escaped serious punishment after it deemed they did not hamper free market competition.

Xbox, PlayStation present new games ahead of E3 conference

Videogame console titans Microsoft and Sony vied for attention ahead of the industry`s annual E3 conference, giving fans sneak peaks of the latest Xbox and PlayStation games.

Microsoft must face class action claims over alleged Xbox defect

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived class-action allegations in which owners of Microsoft Corp Xbox 360 video game consoles sued the company over an alleged design defect that causes game discs to be gouged.

Microsoft slashes XBox prices by 19% to Rs 12,990

Microsoft slashes XBox prices by 19% to Rs 12,990

For the quarter ended December 31, 2014, Microsoft sold 6.6 million XBox units, with strong holiday season performance.

Sony PlayStation 4 China sales to begin January 11

This marks PlayStation`s official entry into China, the world`s third-largest gaming market, after Beijing lifted a 14-year ban on foreign gaming consoles earlier this year. Microsoft Corp launched its Xbox in China in September.

Microsoft to unveil detailed consumer features of Windows 10 in January, 2015

Windows 10 is designed to operate across multiple devices including tablets, PCs and Xbox One.

Microsoft offers gaming console in China at last

US technology giant Microsoft on Monday launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban.

Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on Sept 29

The world`s biggest software company gave no reason for the delay in the launch which was originally scheduled for Sept. 23.

JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One in China

China Telecom said it would sell the Xbox One when released in September.

Xbox One to hit Indian shores in September

While the gaming console will be priced at Rs 39,990 without Kinect, Microsoft will sell the device for Rs 45,990 with the Kinect sensor.

Bill Gates would 'support' Xbox sell-off: Report

Bill Gates has reportedly claimed that he would support an Xbox sell off if that happens.

Microsoft raises cloud pitch, targets Dropbox, Box

Both companies are expected to go public in the coming months.

Microsoft`s Nadella names leadership team

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella on Monday unveiled a leadership shakeup at the technology giant, including a new head for the Xbox division.

Microsoft developing new reading app for Windows 8

Microsoft is reportedly working on an app for Windows, which seems to be a part of the software giant's cross-platform Xbox entertainment services.

PS4 and Xbox One fuel US videogame industry sales

NPD Group reported Thursday that new consoles from Sony and Microsoft powered a winning holiday season for the videogame industry in the United States.

New Microsoft OS 'Threshold' to combine Xbox, Windows, Windows Phone features

The company is also about to deliver an update to Windows 8.1, known as Windows 8.1 Update 1, in 2014.

Valve unveils advanced OS to rival PSP, Xbox and Wii

The OS code will be made freely available for manufacturers who want to launch their own gaming hardware and the company is anticipated to launch its own machine to run on the OS, believed to be called the Stream Box.

Microsoft profit dips following weaker Xbox sales

Microsoft Corp reported a dip in fiscal second-quarter profit, as weaker sales of its Xbox game system in the holiday quarter offset a solid start for its new Windows 8 operating system.