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  • Xbox vet to lead Hulu's living room team in Seattle

    Streaming video service Hulu has hired a veteran of Microsoft's Xbox team to head its Seattle office building "living room" technologies. Barry Steinglass started in July as vice president of software development heading a 35-person team that just...
  • Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs this year as it chops Nokia

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella kicked off one of the largest layoffs in tech history on Thursday, hoping to reshape the aging PC industry titan into a nimbler rival to Apple and Google, and jolt a culture at the...
  • Microsoft ends flirtation with Hollywood and original shows: source

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp intends to wind down Xbox Entertainment Studios, a source familiar with its plans said, becoming the first major tech company to give up on making original shows in a battle for the living room couch. The production...
  • Microsoft to wind down Hollywood operations

    Microsoft is shutting down the bulk of its Hollywood unit as part of a broader restructuring at the software giant that will result in 14,000 jobs being cut. Launched in 2012 with big expectations, Xbox Entertainment Studios will wind down operations in...
  • World Cup Fever Boosts 'FIFA' Game Sales in June

    Ubisoft's "Watch Dogs" may have been the top selling video game in June, but Electronic Arts may have seen the biggest sales bump thanks to the World Cup. The company's "FIFA" soccer franchise ranked in the top 10 for the first time this year because...
  • Why Xbox Was Always Going to Struggle Making Original Shows

    Xbox Entertainment Studios, we hardly knew ya. The decision by Microsoft to pull the plug on its in-house division to produce a slate of original shows for the Xbox platform on Thursday didn't come as much of a surprise as new CEO Satya Nadella wants the...
  • Microsoft Slashing Up to 18,000 Jobs, Its Biggest Layoff Ever

    Microsoft said it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, with the bulk of the cuts coming from its acquisition of mobile-devices maker Nokia. The technology giant said the layoffs -- representing about 14% of its workforce, the largest...
  • Microsoft to Curtail Original Series Programming for Xbox

    Microsoft is said to be reconsidering its strategy of developing original series for its Xbox platform. The tech giant made headlines Thursday with plans to layoff as many as 18,000 employees following its recent $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's...
  • Innovator, instigator Peter Lee shakes up Microsoft Research

    SEATTLE Peter Lee's mission at Microsoft is to think big, think far and think unconventionally and to get others to do the same. As head of Microsoft Research, Lee is shaking things up at one of the largest computer-science research organizations in...
  • Lionsgate Elevates Thomas Hughes to EVP Worldwide Digital Distribution

    Lionsgate upped Thomas Hughes to exec VP of worldwide digital distribution, a promotion the studio said underscores the growth in its licensing business to digital and on-demand providers. Hughes, previously SVP of worldwide digital, played a key role in...
  • What's coming from the Big 3 in gaming?

    Games, games and even more video games. That was the overwhelming theme of last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles—the three-day megaconference headlined by tech giants Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. For video-game makers...