Microsoft continued its push for a larger role in living room entertainment with its new game console and entertainment center, Xbox One.
Microsoft said it'll make interactive TV a core focus of the new Xbox One gaming console that it will begin selling later this year.
The recent acquisition of Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform left some questioning how Ericsson would approach IPTV--from the wireless or wireline perspective. Vish Nandlall, Head of Strategy, Marketing and Chief Technology Officer clarified Ericsson's perception of the video space and explained what the company plans to do with Mediaroom during a chat with Fierce editor Jim Barthold.
Even as it awaits final approval of its pending Mediaroom acquisition from Microsoft, Ericsson is getting some good news. TDS Telecom has said it's not only sticking with the IPTV platform but is updating it to give subscribers more features and control.
In today's spotlight, FierceIPTV talks to Ericsson CTO Vish Nandlall about how the technology vendor will market the Mediaroom set-top software platform that it has agreed to acquire from Microsoft.
TDS Telecom said it has upgraded its Microsoft Mediaroom platform to version 2.3 as a way to make the customer's viewing experience "more intuitive and easy-to-use."
Jesse Freeman calls it his "Zelda." It was a game he'd created called Super JetDroid , and it required players to complete tasks within a certain time limit while making strategic use of their oxygen, resources and energy. Like anyone who's getting serious about the casual gaming market, however, Freeman eventually reached a point where he took a look at Super JetDroid and asked himself, "Is this casual enough?"
DirecTV updated its app for Apple's iPhone this week to allow subscribers to use voice commands to change channels and search for content.
Google has mailed a cease-and-desist letter to Microsoft demanding the removal of a new YouTube video application for Windows Phone introduced last week.
Microsoft said it will start rolling out a software update to existing Windows Phone 8 phones "later this summer" that will include a handful of new features.