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Microsoft CEO sets out plans and ambitions for the company

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has published a memo to all company employees.

As Microsoft starts a new financial year, Mr Nadella referred to his previous comments about Microsoft needing to rediscover its soul.

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Microsoft launches Xbox Music streaming service and online store

Microsoft launches Xbox Music streaming service and online store

Microsoft is introducing a new online music service that uses the company’s Xbox brand, replacing the previous Zune branding. It’ll appear as part of an update to Xbox games consoles from Tuesday and will also be available on Windows 8 devices when the new OS launches.

Xbox Music will include a free music streaming service, a subscription service and an online music shop.

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Mobile gaming past, present and future: an interview with Sandy Duncan of YoYo Games

Mark Bridge writes:

If you want to understand mobile gaming, from the commercial side of game development to the current trends in game design, Sandy Duncan is a great person to talk to.

He spent over 16 years at Microsoft, initially working with PC manufacturers and latterly setting up the company’s Xbox game console business in Europe. He’s an enthusiastic gamer. And, for the last six years, he’s been CEO of YoYo Games.

I started my conversation with Sandy by asking him why there was so much interest in mobile gaming when PCs and dedicated consoles were always going to be more powerful than smartphones.

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