Microsoft Corp. buys Id8 Group R2 Studio Inc. to boost Xbox

Shameem Ahmed 3 January 2013 0




The wall street journal reported that Microsoft Corp. had bought Group R2 Studios Inc. and it aims to expand further in technology focused on home and entertainment.

Id8 Group R2 studios recently launched a Google Android application to allow users to control home heating and lighting system from smartphones.

The Company had launched actually in 2011 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Blake Krikorian. Krikorian’s Sling Media which was sold to EchoStar Communication in 2007 had made the “Slingbox” for watching TV on computers.

Krikorian will join Microsoft soon with a small team.

 
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