August 16, 2007

Microsoft patented an instant messaging system for television to create a social experience. The system is designed to connect to your TV, DVD player or media player and keep track of everything you've watched.

"Television over the internet or IPTV has opened up a whole new world of choice for subscribers, and also a new set of possibilities for social networking applications that could potentially act as a communication-sum-control hub for the user.
Microsoft has filed a patent for an instant messaging system that would act like MSN Messenger, connecting you to all your friends but also which would remotely connect to DVD player, television, gaming device or media centre and track what movies or programmes you watch..."
Continue reading : Microsoft mixes social networking and TV

Posted by Marie Boran @ SiliconRepublic

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