“Microsoft is adding a magic touch. Microsoft said Monday that it has agreed to buy Perceptive Pixel Inc., which makes large, multi-touch displays, including CNN’s ‘Magic Wall,'” Erin Kim reports for CNNMoney.
“The software giant plans to power these displays with Windows 8, slated for release in October,” Kim reports. “The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.”
Kim reports, “Microsoft already had similar technology in house: Its 2007 ‘Microsoft Surface’ touchscreen technology, created for tabletops and retail displays, had comparable features. Microsoft recently hijacked — or recycled — the ‘Surface’ name as the branding for its forthcoming tablet. Its earlier giant-screen Surface technology was renamed PixelSense.”
“Microsoft plans add the interactive display to its Microsoft Office division ‘to build technologies that enable people to collaborate and communicate,’ Perceptive Pixel founder Jeff Han said in a written statement,” Kim reports. “Microsoft declined to go into detail about how it will handle the product overlap between Perceptive Pixel and the company’s own PixelSense line.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The software giant plans to power these displays with Windows 8.
BWOD: Blue Wall of Death. Live on CNN. Nightly.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “WS” for the heads up.]
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