Weekend Reading: Mar 30th Edition–The Nokia Lumia 900 is Coming Apr 8, Three Major Entertainment Apps are Live on Xbox LIVE, and Bing, Skype and Another Botnet Disrupted
In this book of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on a rarely expected Nokia Lumia 900, 3 vital party apps entrance to Xbox LIVE and Bing and Skype operative improved together.
ATT to sell Nokia Lumia 900 for underneath $100. We’ve got lots of good Windows Phone news for we this week, though maybe a biggest square of news is a proclamation that a Nokia Lumia 900 will be accessible on ATT for $99 on Apr 8. Read this Monday post on The Windows Phone Blog for a rest of a story. Also, Nokia announced it will sell a initial CDMA Windows Phone in China – a 800C – starting in April. Finally, Microsoft also announced progressing this week that Marketplace has now non-stop in 13 new markets. To a left is a screenshot of a Lumia 900.
Three vital party apps launch on Xbox LIVE. Earlier this week, 3 vital party apps are now accessible for Xbox LIVE Gold members – Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV, all with Kinect integration. Comcast launched a XFINITY TV on-demand use on Xbox 360, bringing a outrageous library of when- you-want-it party to a console for a initial time, including a new Streampix library. HBO GO on Xbox 360 launched their whole catalog of live and on direct strange calm – that means each part of each show, from a latest hits like Game of Thrones, to comparison favorites like The Sopranos. MLB.TV transforms sports party by providing live and on direct games in HD, joined with disdainful personalization facilities usually found on Xbox 360 – burst between a movement around a Mini Guide and watch dual games during once with Split Screen. Read this Tuesday post on Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson for some-more detail. Below is a screenshot of a MLB.TV app:
Bing and Skype – improved together. Bing and Skype are entrance together to assistance users do some-more online. Skype has recently begun charity an easy approach to download a Bing Bar, providing users with a quick approach to hunt and easy entrance to Facebook, email, violation news, weather, Bing Rewards, and some-more — no matter where we are on a web. And over a subsequent few days we’ll be adding Skype Credit to a Bing Rewards redemption center. Read this Tuesday post on a Bing Search Blog for a whole story.
Microsoft and financial services attention leaders aim cybercriminal operations. In a many formidable bid to interrupt botnets to date, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit – in partnership with Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association, as good as Kyrus Tech Inc. – has executed a coordinated tellurian action opposite some of a misfortune famous cybercrime operations fueling online rascal and temperament burglary today. Read this Sunday post on The Official Microsoft Blog to find out more.
Microsoft and The Atlantic partner on digital city gymnasium on jobs, preparation and youth. Earlier this week, Microsoft, partnership with The Atlantic, hold a digital city gymnasium during a Newseum in Washington, D.C. focused on jobs and how to teach a subsequent era to contest in a 21st century economy. Read this Wednesday post on Microsoft on a Issues for a rest of a story. The city gymnasium coincided with a recover of a Microsoft-commissioned news from a International Youth Foundation on a opportunity divide.
StockTwits arrives on MSN Money. On Tuesday, we rolled out StockTwits streams on MSN Money. Now, when we revisit ticker pages on MSN Money, we can see a real-time review about that batch alongside a financial highlights. The StockTwits tide includes genuine time ticker specific trade ideas, links and explanation from a far-reaching operation of investors, traders and financial professionals – as good as central updates from open companies. Check out this Tuesday post on The MSN Blog for some-more detail.
Knock-off or real? Counterfeit program alert. The Anti-Piracy group during Microsoft launched a tellurian debate this week to surprise tiny businesses about a risk of tawdry program creeping into their business when appropriation or downloading program from a Internet. Most business buyers know to equivocate controversial street-corner vendors when purchasing program for their business, nonetheless they might not consider twice about grouping program from an unknown though veteran looking website that offers high discounts. Want a rest of a story? Read this Wednesday post on The Official Microsoft Blog, and check out a video below.
That’s it for this book of Weekend Reading! See we behind here subsequent week on The Official Microsoft Blog!
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog