Why Did Microsoft Buy Giant-Touchscreen-Maker Perceptive Pixel?

Perceptive Pixel, the outfit behind the infamous “Magic Wall” displays trotted out every U.S. Election Day on the cable news networks, is now a Microsoft company. But Perceptive Pixel’s software – not hardware – could be the key to the deal.

Terms of the acquisition, announced during the effects-laden keynote of¬†Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference¬†(WPC) in Toronto this morning, were not disclosed. Nor was a clear reason for the purchase. But there are some clues.

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