Why Microsoft plays games with iPod


After years of observing Microsoft's legal cases, we've learned one thing: Behind every move the company makes, there's always a larger agenda. So when the company began creating some interoperability between its Xbox 360 and Apple's iPod, theories both conspiratorial and practical immediately followed.

For years, Redmondologists have assumed that Microsoft viewed the Xbox as a potential hub for its digital home initiatives. The theory was that, as desktop computing became less important to younger consumers, Microsoft could extend its Windows influence to the game console as a digital uberdevice that could encompass communication, browsing and other basic PC functions in addition to online entertainment. Why Microsoft plays games with iPod | News.blog | CNET News.com

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 5th November 2005 9:21PM