Microsoft news recap: MSFT stock tops $70, Beam rebranded to Mixer and more
Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!
Microsoft stock tops $70 as momentum continues to build
Microsoft’s stock continues to reach new highs, as it has exceeded $70. Since Nadella’s announcement as CEO back in November 2014, the stock price has continued to surge on its upward trend.
Microsoft rebrands Beam as “Mixer” and adds new features in further push to take on Twitch
Owing to global naming issues with the name Beam, Microsoft has taken the decision to rename its acquired live streaming service to Mixer, as well as announcing new features to compete with Amazon’s Twitch.
Microsoft launches new Mixer Create live streaming app
In addition to renaming Beam to Mixer, the company is also launching a new Mixer Create live streaming app, that it hopes in the future will allow games on mobile devices to be streamed, and sees a future where those on Pokemon Go could interact with each other.
Groove Music is giving users $25 of Microsoft Store credit
To entice more users to subscribe to Microsoft’s music streaming service Groove Music, the company is offering $25 Microsoft Store credit when purchasing a 12-month Groove Music subscription.
That’s it for this week – we’ll be back with more Microsoft news next week.Further reading: Beam, Groove Music, Microsoft, Mixer, Mixer Create