Microsoft Has Figured Out What Sharp, InFocus, SMART Technologies and Clary Icon Already Knew


Although SMART Technologies invented the interactive whiteboard market, and therefore indirectly invented the interactive display market, companies like InFocus — with Mondopad — and Clary Icon as well as Sharp have developed it into more of a mainstream product category in recent years. So much so that Microsoft has now, well, copied it — but, […]

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Microsoft CMO for a Day: What I Would Have in the Booth at InfoComm14


I wrote another blog about Microsoft and InfoComm that asked whether Microsoft’s presence really signaled that AV/IT convergence was finally here.  The comments and Twitter discussion quickly turned to speculation about what Microsoft may actually be showing on the show floor. The consensus there was that we all expect to see Lync, Skype (perhaps with […]

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Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel


At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto on July 9th, Microsoft Corporation’s CEO Steve Ballmer announced in his keynote speech the company would purchase privately held Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI). Perceptive Pixel makes multi-touch displays for collaborative applications, including its flagship product an 82-inch unit. The company also sells 27- and 55-inch multi-touch […]

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