Techmeme has become my morning newspaper for all things tech. This morning Microsoft MSN was the top headline with a Kara Swisher story about WonderWall, a new celebrity news site. WonderWall is produced by Berman Braun Interactive. The story includes a quote “ We are investing more than ever in content,” said MSN GM Rob Bennett. “With Wonderwall, we are creating an offering to attract and retain new audiences, using content that is already at the core of MSN.”
Mary-Jo Foley at ZDnet has a story “Windows Mobile: What’s coming when” Windows Mobile v7.0 is the next release and Mary-Jo speculates on what features might be in the release and when it might happen. Mobile World Congress is coming up in a couple weeks so lots of rumors and pre-announcements are surfacing.
Another TechMeme headline story on Microsoft’s Xbox “Netflix movie downloads are a success on Xbox 360” VentureBeat writer Dean Takahashi says “Microsoft said today that more than a million Xbox 360 users have downloaded the Netflix application via Xbox Live since the alliance was launched in November. In less than three months, Xbox Live gold members (who pay $50 a year) have watched more than 1.5 billion minutes of movies and TV shows.” And “People who subscribe to Netflix can watch movies for free on the Xbox 360 on the living room TV, provided the Xbox 360 is hooked up to the Internet. Netflix has 9.4 million subscribers while Microsoft has more than 17 million Xbox Live subscribers. In addition to Netflix, Xbox 360 owners can download as many as 17,000 videos from other services on Xbox Live.”