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Microsoft Is Bringing Back the $50 Price Cut for Xbox One

blogs.wsj.com — Microsoft said Thursday it is bringing back a $50 price cut in the U.S. that it said helped make Xbox One the best-selling videogame console over the holidays. When Microsoft launched the Xbox One in late 2013, the console included the Kinect motion-control system and carried a beefy $499 price tag.

Dailymotion Takes On Twitch and YouTube in Streaming Game Footage

blogs.wsj.com — That niche arena of watching people play videogames online is becoming a lot less niche. The French startup Dailymotion said Wednesday it is launching a site dedicated to streaming live gaming video. The move puts the popular site in direct competition with Twitch, a leader in live streaming, and opens another front against longtime rival YouTube.

Email Is Too Important to Die, Workers Say

blogs.wsj.com — There is no shortage of tech companies trying to replace email in the workplace by offering new collaboration tools. Workers, though, just want their email. In a new survey, 61% of U.S. adult workers who use the Internet ranked email as "very important" to doing their jobs, according to Pew Research Center.

What Did They Say? Google Including Song Lyrics in Search Results

blogs.wsj.com — Google is trying to answer some of the world's biggest questions. That list now includes: Wait, what did he just sing? Song lyrics are now part of the increasingly robust packet of information Google shows in its search results, a move that threatens traffic to popular lyrics sites.

Portland Sues Uber, Seeking a Halt to Operations

blogs.wsj.com — The city of Portland on Monday said it sued Uber Technologies and asked a court to halt the company's operations in the city. It is the latest knock to the ride-hailing app as it continues its aggressive expansion plans.

Amazon Adds New Prime Perk: Private Label Diapers

blogs.wsj.com — Amazon.com is adding another lure to its Prime subscriber goody bag: lots of detail about diapers. The company Thursday announced Amazon Elements, a private label that includes extensive information about the origins of ingredients included in the products. The first two Elements products will be diapers and baby wipes.

Steam Is Letting People Broadcast Their Games

blogs.wsj.com — Amazon's deal to buy Twitch Interactive in August for nearly $1 billion made videogame streaming legit. Now, another gaming hub with a built-in audience of millions is getting in on the act. Valve, which owns the popular app store Steam, launched a service called "Broadcasting" that lets its users watch each other play games.

Brace Yourself: You’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Thin Mints Online

blogs.wsj.com — Here's a real "break the Internet" moment: You're soon going to be able buy Thin Mints online. The Girl Scouts of the USA on Monday said it is developing a national platform for selling its famous cookies through websites and a mobile app.

Uber Suspends Operations in Nevada

blogs.wsj.com — Uber Technologies suspended its operations in Nevada after a district judge earlier this week issued an injunction preventing the company from operating in the state. Dust off your "Leaving Las Vegas" jokes. "Beginning tonight, nearly 1,000 jobs disappeared in Nevada and those residents lost their ability to earn a living," Uber wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

Amazon Slashes the Price of an Unlocked Fire Phone

blogs.wsj.com — Amazon is slashing the price of its Fire phone by $250, offering an unlocked version of the device for $199, mirroring a typical starter price for competitors' higher-end phones that are locked into two-year service contracts with wireless carriers.
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RT @A_Grossman: Here's the drone that crashed on the White House lawn this morning, per Secret Service. wsj.com/articles/drone… pic.twitter.com/IuGZyCjcBX

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