Microsoft Reportedly Plans Stripped Down Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV, Roku

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming console has given the company a good foothold in the living room, but the company apparently isn’t content with that and wants to increase traction with a new lower-cost device, the Verge reports. According to “multiple sources,” the blog says Microsoft will offer a streamlined media device that provides access to TV and entertainment services, as well as casual gaming software titles. This device would be one half of a strategy that also includes next-generation Xbox hardware, the report claims, to be launched in 2013. Read the full story at TechCrunch.

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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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  1. Dean Collins says:

    Shame they didn’t continue with Akimbo….6+ years ago.
    http://www.cognation.net/old/akimbo/

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