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Internal PayPal Email Points to Nov. 15 for New Xbox Dashboard Release

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In May, Microsoft revealed that PayPal would be added as a payment option for Xbox Live transactions such as subscriptions and Microsoft Points purchases. This week, an internal email to PayPal employees asked them to test the service, and pointed to Nov. 15—the 10-year anniversary of the original Xbox launch—as the date the new dashboard rolls out.


The inclusion of PayPal support isn't new—it was added May 19. It may not be a big deal to most of you who already pay for these things with debit or credit cards. But the email sounded pretty certain that the new Xbox Live, which has seen November updates in 2010 and 2008, will arrive Nov. 15. That sounds nice and tidy as Nov. 15, 2001 was the date of the original Xbox release.


There were few details in the rest of PayPal's internal email, except that "90 percent of [Xbox Live's] payment volume starts!" from the console in the living room, underlining the importance of PayPal's partnership here.

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So why does Microsoft think that dashboard redesigns every year or so is a necessary thing?