The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer-goods editor and analyst, discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss Microsoft's recent announcements that will expand content-distribution capabilities. The company recently struck deals with key content providers that will enable it to try to move into this growth market. Microsoft more and more needs to invest in new revenue streams to keep itself at the top of the tech industry for another generation. Andrew discusses the specifics, along with ways it could influence the broader industry in the years to come.

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