The discount is part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals. The Xbox Music Pass streaming-music service normally costs $99.90 a year, but it will go for $49.90 on Friday.
In a taped deposition shown in antitrust court Friday, Apple's late CEO argued that record label contracts and security holes were the company's primary concern.
The free service will be retired on December 1 as Microsoft decides to focus on its subscription plan alone.
Microsoft has let its Zune and Windows Phone 7 users know that any content that they've bought on their devices won't be accessible after February next year. Users will have to upgrade to a Windows Phone 8 handset to stay current.
The late-night talk show host passes on the job as new Microsoft CEO but reveals how he would steer the company.
Latest sales for Surface, Xbox, and Bing present the next CEO with an increasingly tough decision.
In an interview, the Apple co-founder says that by releasing an Android phone as a secondary phone, it could take advantage of the Android market.
The new version of Windows offers at least one new trick over its predecessor when you want to power down.
First, choose Steve Ballmer's replacement for the CEO's hot seat. Then comes the really hard part.
Microsoft says Xbox Video content owned by users won't be playable on Windows Phone 7 devices but will work fine on Windows Phone 8.