Microsoft Acquires California-based Video-search Vendor VideoSurf

Microsoft has bougth California-based video discovery technology company "VideoSurf Inc." The price paid for the acquistion is not mentioned. This acquisition will also make it easier for world-class video partners to take full advantage of advanced features such as voice search enabled by Kinect for Xbox 360."With Kinect, users will be able to easily search […]

Microsoft Buys VideosurfMicrosoft has bougth California-based video discovery technology company "VideoSurf Inc." The price paid for the acquistion is not mentioned. This acquisition will also make it easier for world-class video partners to take full advantage of advanced features such as voice search enabled by Kinect for Xbox 360.

"With Kinect, users will be able to easily search and discover content across multiple entertainment providers within Xbox LIVE and then interact with and enjoy content in extraordinary ways using voice search powered by Bing on the Xbox 360," the software comapny said.

In the coming months, Microsoft will bring "nearly 40 world-leading TV and entertainment providers to Xbox LIVE, including Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy in the U.S.; BBC in the U.K.; Telef