ADVISORY, Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: On Friday, Nov. 22, Xbox One, the new-generation games and entertainment system from Microsoft Corp will go on sale worldwide. The console brings the best games, live TV, Skype, sports, fitness, music and more to one single device at the center of the living room, all available at the command of your voice. In honor of the occasion, the Xbox team will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate. Yusuf Mehdi, VP Marketing and Strategy will ring the Opening Bell, joined by members of the Xbox team, zombies and Roman soldiers. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET Contact: Brandon Cresswell (503) 703-0500 Brandon.Cresswell@Edelman.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ. For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx. Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx. Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice. About Microsoft Corporation [MSFT]: Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
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