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Microsoft rachète LinkedIn pour 26,2 milliards de dollars

Microsoft rachète LinkedIn pour 26,2 milliards de dollars | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it
Le groupe informatique a annoncé son acquisition lundi. Il s'agit de l'un des rachats les plus onéreux de l'histoire des nouvelles technologies.
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Top 20 IPTV providers served 57.7m subscribers

Top 20 IPTV providers served 57.7m subscribers | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

SNL Kagan analysis indicates the world’s top 20 IPTV providers served 57.7 million subscribers at the end of 2012, with China accounting for 35.5% of the total. The report identifies Microsoft Mediaroom as the world’s most deployed IPTV platform.

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Xbox One puts Microsoft back in the TV business

Xbox One puts Microsoft back in the TV business | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Microsoft has revealed its new gaming console as a multimedia device that builds on consumer enthusiasm to use their consoles as a means to watch catch-up TV.

It is a clear bid by Microsoft to assert itself in the living room over the Smart TVs and cable/satellite devices it is looking to embrace and follows last month’s sale of the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV middleware business to Ericsson. 

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Ericsson agrees to buy Microsoft’s Mediaroom

Ericsson agrees to buy Microsoft’s Mediaroom | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Ericsson has agreed to buy Microsoft’s IPTV platform business Mediaroom, in a move the firms described as mutually beneficial from a strategic point of view. 

With the deal, Ericsson said it would account for more than 25% of the IPTV and multi-screen solutions market, at a time when the global IPTV space is tipped to reach 76 million subscribers this year.

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Microsoft developing interactive TV shows for Xbox

Microsoft developing interactive TV shows for Xbox | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Microsoft plans to launch premium interactive television shows for the Xbox Live service by the end of this year, using the Kinect peripheral as an input device, according to Nancy Tellem, President of Entertainment and Digital Media at the US technology giant.

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Microsoft Surface: The Reviews Are In and the News is Both Good and Bad

Microsoft Surface: The Reviews Are In and the News is Both Good and Bad | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

So how does the tablet-laptop hybrid measure up ? A selection of reviews.

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Microsoft now controls nearly a quarter of the global IPTV middleware market

Microsoft's Mediaroom platform was installed in 23% of deployed IPTV set-top boxes by the middle of 2012, despite an environment that is beginning to fragment with many small and regional players, according to US firm ABI Research

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Microsoft Surface: Designed to win, priced to fail

Microsoft Surface: Designed to win, priced to fail | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

la future tablette de Microsoft, pas encore commercialisée, déjà vouée à l'échec ?

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Microsoft va arrêter de fabriquer des smartphones

Microsoft va arrêter de fabriquer des smartphones | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it
Le géant américain de l'informatique Microsoft a annoncé la suppression de 1.850 emplois dans sa division fabriquant des smartphones, et un responsable syndical finlandais a affirmé que le groupe cesserait d'en produire.
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Dotscreen develops Deezer jukebox for Xbox 360

Dotscreen develops Deezer jukebox for Xbox 360 | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Dotscreen, a French firm specialising in multi-screen applications, has designed a jukebox for Deezer on the Microsoft Xbox 360.

The musical streaming service is now available to all European customers with an Xbox Live subscription. Having previously used the firm to develop its application for the leading brands of connected TV, Deezer decided to call upon Dotscreen to tackle the challenge of the Xbox game console.

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Xbox One : Windows Phone 8 endosse le rôle de second écran

Xbox One : Windows Phone 8 endosse le rôle de second écran | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Microsoft entend bien placer les smartphones sous Windows Phone au centre de l'expérience offerte par sa nouvelle console de jeu.

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Ericsson Said to Discuss Buying Microsoft’s TV-Software Unit

Ericsson Said to Discuss Buying Microsoft’s TV-Software Unit | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Ericsson AB is in talks to buy Microsoft Corp.’s IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies such as AT&T Inc. to deliver television over the Internet, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Rumor: Microsoft preparing set-top box version of next Xbox, to be revealed pre-holiday 2013

Rumor: Microsoft preparing set-top box version of next Xbox, to be revealed pre-holiday 2013 | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Microsoft may be preparing a lite version of its next-generation console specifically made for set-top box purposes. The Verge says the device -- dubbed "Xbox TV" -- will be part of Microsoft's next-gen console strategy, offering a low-cost alternative to the still unannounced, "Durango" with "access to core entertainment services;" it's also said to be an "always on" device. The report also posits that both Microsoft's next system and this alternate device will be revealed and released ahead of holiday 2013.

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Microsoft Surface: The Reviews Are In and the News is Both Good and Bad

Microsoft Surface: The Reviews Are In and the News is Both Good and Bad | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

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3 Reasons Microsoft Should Buy Netflix

3 Reasons Microsoft Should Buy Netflix | C2M : veille Digital Media | Scoop.it

Just when it seemed as if Netflix  was going to have another week of shrinking, the picture got bigger.

 

A rumor surfaced on Friday afternoon, indicating that Microsoft  was interested in acquiring Netflix. The unfounded story was so appealing that Netflix's stock -- trading flat halfway through the trading day -- skyrocketed to close with a 13% gain on Friday.

 

Now, it's easy to see how this chatter can start making sense to investors. When Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced earlier this month that he'll resign from Microsoft's board, the knee-jerk reaction by many Netflix watchers was that he was stepping down because Mr. Softy was inquiring about purchasing the leading video service.

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