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Why Xbox is ditching original content in favor of gaming


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Microsoft's move to shutter its Xbox original content unit is an admission that its marketing of the Xbox One as a media device has largely failed, according to this analysis. Xbox One sales have lagg… Read More

Millions turned to World Cup streams


  • Advanced Television

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was a breakthrough event for video streaming, with more than 700 million unique viewers having tuned in to watch via a streaming platform, Conviva says. Most streams were deliv… Read More

Huawei, others invest $26M in XMOS


  • Techworld (U.K.)

Bosch, Huawei Technologies and Xilinx are among the investors in a $26 million round of private funding for XMOS, a spinoff of Bristol University that specializes in high-performance chips going into … Read More

Arrests expected in StubHub cyberthefts


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters
  • Boston Herald

Cyberthieves breached the accounts of more than 1,000 StubHub customers, using stolen logins and passwords to buy event tickets on the website, the company says. Arrests in the case may be announced a… Read More

Insurer extends mobile-health app to all health consumers



UnitedHealthcare is expanding the availability of its free Health4Me mobile application to all health care consumers -- not just its clients. The app has several features to enhance consumers' access … Read More