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Microsoft Wins Out Over Apple And Google, Acquires Home Entertainment And Automation Company R2 Studios

Microsoft Wins Out Over Apple And Google, Acquires Home Entertainment And Automation Company R2 Studios | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Late last year, it was reported that Microsoft, Apple and Google were all speaking to id8 Group R2 Studios Inc. about a potential acquisition of the startup, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has indeed sealed the deal.
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Microsoft: Five things to look for in 2012

Microsoft: Five things to look for in 2012 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Next year is one of those years that can't come soon enough for Microsoft.

Microsoft is prepping the big kahuna of its product arsenal, Windows 8. The company hasn't set a date, though most analysts expect the flagship operating system to debut before the end of the year, and perhaps in time for back-to-school shopping. From that product, much else from Redmond flows.

So here are five things to look for from Microsoft in 2012.

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Three screens and a cloud: can Microsoft deliver with Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Xbox?

Three screens and a cloud: can Microsoft deliver with Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Xbox? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A bold unification of Microsoft's Metro design across tablets, desktops, smartphones, and Xbox appears to be setting the stage for the multi-device convergence that the company has been promising for over 3 years, but will it finally deliver?

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Kinect for Windows to offer 'Minority Report' computer control

Kinect for Windows to offer 'Minority Report' computer control | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A new generation of PCs controlled by gestures is on its way, after Microsoft revealed it is specially adapting its Xbox Kinect technology for Windows computers.

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