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Apple confirms purchase of 3D gesture tech maker PrimeSense

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Nov 2013 16:57 User comments (3)

Apple confirms purchase of 3D gesture tech maker PrimeSense Apple has confirmed their purchase of PrimeSense, the Israeli 3D sensor startup.
The reported price was about $360 million for the company that created the tech behind the original Microsoft Kinect.

Says Apple: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." PrimeSense was a bit more forthcoming: "We can confirm the deal with Apple. Further than that, we cannot comment at this stage."

There had been reports of Apple purchasing the company since July, at prices varying from $280-$360 million.

PrimeSense has been working on creating new, smaller sensors more a wider variety of devices, with the expectation that 3D gesture based tech will eventually be added to smartphones.

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3 user comments

125.11.2013 19:43

i wonder if apple will now sue microsoft over that kinect technology now that apple own the kinect developer or did ms buy the patent(s) from PrimeSense?

229.11.2013 8:24

Don't understand; Did Microsoft owns Kinetic technology or not?

329.11.2013 10:06

Originally posted by voyager:
Don't understand; Did Microsoft owns Kinetic technology or not?
Not.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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