Microsoft isn't commenting on this rumor, but The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is planning to start selling subscriptions for the Xbox next week, similarly to how wireless carriers sell cellphones. Under the plan, the Xbox plus Kinect will cost $99 upfront and then $15 a month for two years, including access to the Xbox Live Gold service and its streaming TV and music.
Cellphone companies and the government are trying to make it as difficult to use a stolen cellphone as it is to sell a stolen car. Read Post
Jessica E. Vascellaro, reporting for The Wall Street Journal (link to get behind the WSJ paywall): Google Inc. has designed a cellphone it plans to sell directly to consumers as soon as next year, according to people familiar with h... Read Post