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Windows Weekly 317: Xbox 180

Windows Weekly 317: Xbox 180

The one where Mary Jo records from a construction zone

In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's amazing u-turn on Xbox One policies and restrictions, two Nokia acquisition rumors, the build-up to Build 2013 and how you can meet us live in San Francisco next week, Microsoft's Surface RT sell-off continues, and more.

Running time: 1:47:43

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