Microsoft Ups Xbox Ties to Web, Mobile Devices

Microsoft Corp. has big plans in mobile devices, aided by a new version of Windows coming Friday. But it is also making further moves in the living room.

The company on Tuesday is announcing new offerings to connect its Xbox gaming console to an array of devices. They include an app called SmartGlass, along with content partnerships to help smartphones and tablets running Microsoft’s latest operating systems act as a second screen for games and other offerings running on the Xbox.

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