Xbox 360 burns house down

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| An Xbox 360 has allegedly caused over $100,000 (£50,000/€62,000) worth of
| damage to an US gamer’s house, after the console’s power brick caught fire.
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/04...xbox_360_fire/

Did Microsoft's console kill a baby this time?

http://slated.org/microsoft_kills_baby

They know it's very defective (like Home Server which corrupts data), but they
keep selling it anyway.


Recent:

Bill Gates May Have to Testify In Xbox Fire Case

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| The lawyer for the family of a teenage girl who was horribly burned in a
| house fire allegedly sparked by a faulty Xbox game console is threatening to
| have Microsoft chairman Bill Gates testify about the safety of his company's
| offshore manufacturing practices.
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=207000426


Related:

Microsoft Admits ALL Xbox360's Are Defective

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| Though Robbie Bach, head of Microsoft's Xbox360 Division refused to elaborate
| on the issue, the general consensus is that it's one of botched thermal
| design management and inadequate dissipation of heat leading to component
| failure.
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http://www.fastsilicon.com/latest-ne...html?Itemid=60


Raikes and Other Exits

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| It's weird that Mini and all the commenters here have failed to notice the
| mass exodus from the Xbox team in 2007. By my count, more than 15% of the
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| product team (dev/PM/test) have left Microsoft for Apple, Sony, Google,
| Yahoo, MySpace, Amazon, and various other companies (including several
| startups, local and in the Valley).
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http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2008/01...her-exits.html


Microsoft facing $1bn Xbox bill

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| Microsoft, has not revealed how many of its machines have suffered the
| problem, but said the number was "bigger than we are comfortable with."
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6275728.stm


Insider Trading Hasn't Affect Microsoft Stock - Yet

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| MarketWatch.com reports that Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's
| Entertainment and Devices division, sold $6.2 million of Microsoft
| stock just prior to announcing that Microsoft was going to have to
| extend XBox 360 warranties to three years because of extensive
| failures. The filings note that this was not part of any
| scheduled diversification or selling program; this was a
| conscious, unscheduled sale by the guy in charge of releasing
| news that could affect the value of Microsoft stock.
|
| [...]
|
| Insider trading is a very serious violation of the law; just
| ask Martha Stewart, who served five months in prison for
| avoiding losses of $43,000 through trades that just had suspicious
| timing (no insider trading was actually proven). This is $6.3
| million that went straight into Robbie Bach's pocket.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/seekingalpha/07...7_id.html?.v=1