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Late News: Microsoft Acquires VideoSurf, Kinect Hardware for Windows, Steve Jobs' Emails

Microsoft Corporation has acquired VideoSurf Inc. a video discovery technology company. Redmond based software giant stated that they will be integrating VideoSurf's technology with their own entertainment platform with the view to increase the search as well as discovery of Xbox LIVE's entertainment content.

Microsoft, after gradually embracing the fact that hackers are tinkering with their Kinect motion-sensing video game controller, is currently engaged in developing Kinect for PCs. The company is planning to update the firmware on the device so that depth camera located on Kinect can be empowered to see items as near as 50 centimetres away

Anonymous has come down hard on University of California Davis police officer who was caught of video pepper-spraying innocent students. The video shows Lt. John Pike spraying liberal amounts of pepper spray on students staging peaceful protests at the University of California.

Steve Jobs' personal correspondence with customers and concise e-mail exchanges will be the prime focus of a new e-book. First time author, Mark Milian, known for covering consumer technology for CNN, will be debuting with "Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs". Before this he was working as a staff writer for Los Angeles Times.

The Onion Router (TOR) project, which allows users to browse the web anonymously, has asked its users to create a bridge with Amazon's EC2 cloud service to donate bandwidth to the TOR project.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.