Weeks after a similar move in the U.S., Microsoft has decided to cut sticker prices on European Xbox 360 models. Microsoft officials remain confident that the price cuts will expand sales of the console beyond the stereotypical young male demographic.
Streaming media has evolved from the days of constant buffering and jerky pictures. Today, streaming video services are sharp, fast and full-screen, and they're filling niches that mainstream cable providers ignore.
Cable boxes are transitioning from passive devices to ones that will learn customers' preferences. New set-top boxes from companies such as Digeo will be smart devices that are capable of fetching local news and weather or moving a show from one TV to another.