UPDATE 2: Microsoft has unveiled Xbox SmartGlass. Engadget writes, “SmartGlass brings Airplay-style wireless technology to Xbox and Windows 8 by letting you send video from your tablet or phone to your TV. It then turns that second screen into an information window giving you data of the content you’re watching.”
UPDATE 1: Microsoft also registered microsoftsmartglass.at, microsoftsmartglass.ch, microsoftsmartglass.mx, microsoftsmartglass.in, microsoftsmartglass.pl, microsoftsmartglass.tw, smartglass.ch, smartglass.tw, xboxsmartglass.at, xboxsmartglass.in, xboxsmartglass.jp, xboxsmartglass.mx, xboxsmartglass.pl, and xboxsmartglass.tw.
ORIGINAL STORY: According to the Examiner in a story that appeared on Friday, June 1, Microsoft is rumored to be revealing its “Xbox Smart Glass” tablet at the E3 convention in Los Angeles this coming week.
With all the news swirling around the alleged “reveal”, Microsoft Corporation has registered a slew of domains with “Smart Glass” in the name like MicrosoftSmartGlass.com (Whois) and XboxSmartGlass.net (Whois). The registrations took place on the same day as the big news began to spread, but not before a resident of China beat Microsoft to XboxSmartGlass.com (Whois).
Microsoft registered many more names through the brand protection company MarkMonitor. Here’s a sample of the domains:
Currently, the domains redirect visitors to Bing.
Talking about this story: Engadget, PCWorld, Geeky Gadgets, redOrbit, The Verge, GeekWire, Electronista, Joystiq, Geekosystem and VentureBeat
(Image of Xbox Smart Glass via Examiner.com)
8 replies on “Microsoft registers “Xbox Smart Glass” domains amid E3 rumors [UPDATED]”
xbox is now a copy machine.. They are obsessed with the wii’s success so anything Nintendo does they will copy it early.
Basically they think Nintendo is smart and want to be there just in case they (Nintendo) have a good idea.
Being original is for suckers! lol
And Sony copies Nintendo and Microsoft, what’s your point?
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Between Google and Microsoft, it’s on. Who is going to purchase SmartGlasses.com from Rick Schwartz?
Nice score on that domain. I was wondering how much you think that domain might sell for, Any ideas?
Rick wrote about the purchase of the domain in a recent story titled, “My Top 10 Domain Purchases, The Prices I paid. The $$$ they earned. The New Ones I am Buying” — http://www.ricksblog.com/my_weblog/2012/05/my-top-10-domain-purchases-the-prices-i-paid-the-they-earned.html
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