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updated 05:21 PM EST 12.20.12
Apple, Google, Microsoft pursuing home automation firm
Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all competing to buy a home automation company called R2 Studios, says the Wall Street Journal. The firm was founded just last year by Blake Krikorian, better known for starting Sling Media, the company responsible for the Slingbox TV streamer. Making the talks unusual is that R2 has yet to actually put any products on sale, except for a single Android app that can control lighting and heating systems.