Microsoft is giving away 10 albums in the Windows Store for free.
Some of my favorites include the debut album from the charming and talented James Bay, who is up for Best New Artist and Best Rock Album, Currents from Tame Impala which I keep on repeat and is up for Best Alternative Album, and Sound and Color from Alabama Shakes, a phenomenal live band with an album so good itís in the running for six Grammys including Album of the Year.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/15 - 12:16 PM
Gotta pour one out for the music player that never was: Zune.
According to Billboard, existing Zune owners can still use their beloved devices as basic MP3 players, but will no longer be able to stream or download music directly to their Zunes.
Jason Tate on 11/16/15 - 03:55 PM
Microsoft are giving away 100 free albums ... if you download their music deals app.

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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:11 PM
Minecraft has been sold to Microsoft for 2.5 billion dollars. Markus "Notch" Persson's letter announcing he is leaving the company is one of the best explanations for why I've ever read.
Iíve become a symbol. I donít want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I donít understand, that I donít want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. Iím not an entrepreneur. Iím not a CEO. Iím a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.
Jason Tate on 09/15/14 - 11:26 AM
Billboard's profile of Dana Giacchetto reveals that Microsoft once made a (very low) bid for Sub-Pop Records.
Giacchetto says his greatest deal was the 1994 Sub Pop sale to Warner. "I can now reveal that Universal was the top bidder, $25 million," says Giacchetto, "but it wasn't the right creative fit. Sony Music bid $5 million. David Geffen bid $8 million -- I told him his bid was way too f-ing low - and Microsoft bid a paltry $4 million, frankly insulting. Bill Gates, who at the time considered himself to be 'the future of entertainment,' couldn't have been a more dull character. It definitely would have made Microsoft a bit more hip, which in hindsight might have actually made...
Jason Tate on 04/24/14 - 10:58 AM
Now, Now are featured in a new Windows 8 commercial, check it out in the replies. Anyone upgrade to Windows 8 yet?

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Jason Tate on 11/09/12 - 11:02 AM
Microsoft will cease development of Zune music players, although the software will continue.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/17/11 - 02:25 PM
Did Microsoft's new commercial rip off Arcade Fire?

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Matthew Tsai on 02/05/11 - 02:15 PM
The Zune HD is now available for pre-order.
Anton Djamoos on 08/13/09 - 06:57 AM
Microsoft has announced the new Zune HD. *crickets*
Steve Henderson on 05/27/09 - 03:34 AM
All Time Low, Mayday Parade, The Maine, and Every Avenue will be taking part in Microsoft Xbox's "Game With Fame" on November 7th; click here for details.
Rohan Kohli on 11/05/08 - 02:16 PM
News Corp is in talks to merge Myspace and other online entities with Yahoo in an attempt to thwart a Microsoft takeover of Yahoo. Click here to read a full article on the discussions.
Tony Pascarella on 02/16/08 - 03:15 PM
Microsoft has agreed to buy Sidekick-maker Danger, Inc.
Steve Henderson on 02/11/08 - 11:32 AM
If you make your way over to our contest page, Rock Bandô has a neat opportunity for you. Enter the contest and you could win a copy of the game for Microsoft's Xbox 360ô and a prize pack with t-shirts, drumsticks and stickers.
Julia Conny on 12/13/07 - 12:30 PM
Microsoft will pay $240 million for a stake in Facebook in an attempt to stop Google from dominating the Internet ad revenue industry.

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Anton Djamoos on 10/24/07 - 05:16 PM
Microsoft has launched Ignition, a new program to give recording artists with new releases a way to reach Microsoft consumers. They will be packaging promotional opportunities across the Xbox, MSN, and Zune platforms and will be providing a steady stream of new music through online access to exclusive content, free song and video downloads, streaming video, editorial features, artists playlists and more. The program will be launching with UK band Maximo Park.
Paul Tao on 06/05/07 - 11:29 AM
Rumors are starting to circulate that Microsoft is going to acquire Yahoo Inc.
Jamie Pham on 05/05/07 - 01:55 PM
A man hanging Zune posters at SXSW has been arrested for vandalism.
Steve Henderson on 03/14/07 - 07:25 PM
A federal jury in California has ordered Microsoft to pay $1.52 billion to Lucent for MP3 patent infringements in Windows Media Player. This is the largest patent ruling in history.
Steve Henderson on 02/22/07 - 06:30 PM
Apparently 40-50% of Sony and Universal artists' songs are prohibited from transfer on the Microsoft Zune's sharing scheme. This is not disclosed when purchasing the songs originally.
Steve Henderson on 01/19/07 - 09:45 PM
Microsoft and MTV are joining together to release an online music service titled Urge.

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Frank Giaramita on 12/15/05 - 01:28 PM

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