We don’t want to become just a carriage provider. That would tend to commoditize what we do.

Shane Kim – Xbox VP via “What Xbox Wants to Be When It Grows Up” – NYTimes.com

Revealing interview with Xbox head at MSFT. Because they heavily subsidize the Xbox to generating game revenue, they are struggling with the idea of opening up Xbox to a wide variety of 3rd party services. 

That’s why the world needs Boxee !