Apple in Talks to Purchase Home Automation Company

Posted December 20, 2012 at 9:47pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10125 views

Apple is in talks to purchase home automation company R2 Studios along with others including Microsoft and Google, reports the WSJ.

The secretive startup was founded in May 2011 by Blake Krikorian, the man who founded Slingbox and sold it to EchoStar SATS in 2007.

R2 Studios, which is developing home-media and automation technology, has remained largely mum about its plans but last year released an app that turns Android phones into touch panels for controlling heating and lighting systems wirelessly. R2 Studios also holds some patents related to controlling electronic devices and interfaces.

Predictably, Apple, Microsoft, and Google declined to comment.

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Audi RS8 - December 21, 2012 at 5:22am
I'm apple fun but if apple comes to be a partner in this deal is gonna suck, I mean in the future apple will sue us for all the high-tech in our homr that they think was copied from them or something that looks like what they have, just thinking crazy LOL....
freddyace - December 20, 2012 at 11:38pm
Ooooo, I'm soo excited, I can't wait to flush my toilet with my iPhone. I mean, it makes sense because I have my phone right there with me.
Sean - December 20, 2012 at 10:15pm
H Hhhj
scamster - December 21, 2012 at 5:16am
Is that the you make you take a dump sean?
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