Microsoft, Not Apple, Acquires R2 Studios

Posted January 3, 2013 at 12:40am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10927 views

Although Apple was in talks to acquire R2 Studios, Microsoft was the one to close the deal, reports the WSJ.

The company, known as R2 Studios, has been working on technology related to distributing and displaying digital media on TVs, a big new battleground for technology giants. The Silicon Valley-based business also talked to Google Inc. and Apple Inc. about a possible deal, people familiar with the matter have said.

Microsoft acquired the company to beef up its Xbox offerings. Founder Blake Krikorian, who also founded Slingbox, will join the company with a small team and leave Amazon's board. Microsoft also grabbed some patents owned by startup relating to controlling electronic devices.

The price of the acquisition is still unknown.

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Digihead - January 3, 2013 at 7:58am
R2 studios is doomed. Like skype and everything "improved" by microshit
Anonymous - January 3, 2013 at 4:43am
I just hope Apple is not angry and make enemies with Microsoft because of this.Its a fair fight anyways...
tommy - January 3, 2013 at 1:01am
here we go again
prostovanka - January 3, 2013 at 12:47am
just great. Another Flop project from Microsoft. Everything they touch turns bad. PS. iClarified PLEASE get a NEW Chat system in place. Its like shooting ur self in the leg before u can post a comment here.
Timmy O-Toole - January 3, 2013 at 12:46am
I hope it fails miserably.
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