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Microsoft acquires VideoSurf to 'enhance video discovery capabilities' for Xbox Live

Though Microsoft's still mysterious Dashboard update is due to arrive in just under two weeks' time, on December 6, Big Redmond isn't resting on its money-covered laurels just yet. The company announced this week the acquisition of "video discovery technology company" VideoSurf. What the wha...

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Xbox Live Fall Dashboard preview: From 'nonsense' to Metro

Terry Farrell, senior product manager of Xbox Live entertainment, is pretty excited about the new Fall Dashboard update. As the individual who partners with first and third-party video content providers, he's the go-to guy to talk to about Microsoft's future plans for offering video content. Too ...

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MS: 42% of US XBL Gold members watch average of 1hr of video content a day

With Hulu Plus, Netflix and Zune on the Xbox 360, now more than ever the console is becoming a bastion for those looking to digest video content. During a preview of the upcoming Fall Dashboard update for Xbox Live, I spoke with senior product manager of Xbox Live entertainment, Terry Farrell, an...

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New Kinect dashboard to include Bing search technology

The Fall 360 update doesn't just give you access to every video thing anyone's ever made -- it also gives you a new method to search for that content. The new Kinect-centric dashboard allows you to search for content across all Xbox Live marketplaces using a modified Bing engine with a single spo...

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Bing adds playable games to search results

At approximately 3:00pm ET, Joystiq blogger Richard Mitchell was assigned an article regarding the Bing search engine now including playable games in its search results. For example, if a user were to search the term "blackjack," the results page will include a playable version of blackjack embedde...

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Bing offers Microsoft Points in search rewards program

Microsoft recently launched a tempting partner program for its Bing search engine. By installing the Bing toolbar (which appears to only be compatible with Windows rigs running Internet Explorer) and using it to search or taking part in daily promotions, you can earn Reward points. Notably, this fo...

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Guess who's leaving EA? Bing goes!

EA co-founder and Chief Creative Officer (and mountain biker), William "Bing" Gordon, is leaving the monolithic publisher to join Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) as a Partner. Gordon, who has been with EA for 25 years, won't be severing all ties befor...

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