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Microsoft Pushes SPOT Strategy with Smart Watches

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Microsoft Pushes SPOT Strategy with Smart Watches

Microsoft has delivered more details of its Smart Personal Objects
Technology initiative, unveiling a wireless service based on the MSN
platform and announcing that the first SPOT-based “smart watches” are
ready for rollout in the fall. The new service, dubbed “MSN Direct,”
will provide news, stock quotes, sports scores and weather at a
glance. “Rather than using cellular or wireless local area networks, MSN Direct operates on a nationwide wide area network based on FM subcarrier technology – much like that used by the Muzak piped-in music service.”.

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