Microsoft consolidates position on connected TV market

Tuesday 6 December 2011 | 13:12 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Microsoft is positioning the Xbox 360 at the centre of 'The Future of TV', according to its press release. The games console is getting a new dashboard (user interface), integration with Bing (search) and Kinect (voice control): "The power of Kinect combined with the intelligence of Bing search is turning your voice into the ultimate remote control". In addition, it's also getting a great deal of content. This is not just for the American market, but also includes deals with a large number of operators in other countries too.

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