NEWS - Friday, January 4, 2013


Microsoft buys entertainment startup R2 Studios

Microsoft is continuing to plunge ahead in its attempts to use its Xbox brand as a one-stop entertainment box, and a new acquisition may help it reach that goal. The company has reportedly acquired R2 Studios, a start-up that was previously focused on mobile apps that enable home automation.

The Wall Street Journal (via Gamasutra) reports that the acquisition includes several electronic control patents. The studio was founded by Slingbox creator Blake Krikorian. Slingbox focused on video streaming, and web and mobile apps that could serve as remote controls.

Meanwhile, ZDnet reports that R2 had been working on similar automation apps, placing another potential tool in Microsoft’s arsenal of features that began with Kinect controls. As Microsoft prepares to reveal its next console, it seems likely to focus on entertainment as a major pillar.

Shacknews has contacted Microsoft regarding the acquisition, and will update as more information becomes available.


Source: www.shacknews.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,324
Forum Posts: 725,654
Xbox One Titles: 1,081
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,643
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,074
Screenshots: 30,717
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X LA noire
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 9 Views

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 339 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 414 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 634 Views

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 467 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 631 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 433 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 729 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 418 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
8 Replies, 1030 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 783 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1093 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1057 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1014 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1370 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics