Tech Companies News Byte: At Long Last, Microsoft Launches Xbox Music for the Web

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Tech Companies News Byte: At Long Last, Microsoft Launches Xbox Music for the Web

by Wochit 0:59 mins

Microsoft's long-awaited Xbox Music for the Web has finally launched and allows users to stream "millions of songs" from within the browser. The service is available on Xbox and Windows 8. Despite generating pre-tax profits of 68 million pounds ($103.6 million) during its last fiscal year ended September 2012, Apple didn't pay a single dime in taxes to U.K. authorities, The Financial Times reported recently, citing corporate filings with the U.K. government. In the prior year, Apple paid 11.4 million pounds. A question hangs over Apple Inc.'s e-books trial: Why is Apple fighting the U.S. Department of Justice when the book publishers the agency also sued chose to settle? The answer lies in part in what?s at stake. Apple says it is fighting the high-profile case, now in the hands of a federal judge, on the principle it did nothing wrong.

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