Following its US$3bn acquisition of music hardware and subscription company Beats, Apple is now looking to shed 200 of its 700 employees who are mostly in non-tech roles.
Dublin: 31.07.2014 10.38PM
Microsoft has trumped fellow tech giants Apple and Google to acquire home entertainment technology start-up R2 Studios for an undisclosed sum, including patents for controlling certain electronic devices.
R2 Studios has been working on ways to display content on TVs, which could tie in nicely with Xbox’s focus of adding TV entertainment to its gaming console, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Neither Microsoft or R2 Studios has commented on the acquisition, though several reports have said Google and Apple had been in talks with R2 Studios about a possible acquisition before Microsoft snatched it up.
R2 Studio’s workforce is expected to relocate to Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington.