Microsoft Backs Home Automation Start-ups

Microsoft and American Family Insurance have announced which firms they are backing as part of a home automation start-up accelerator program launched two months ago. During Microsoft's Global Start-up Day event in San Francisco on June 17, the companies unveiled a new Microsoft Ventures Accelerator at the software giant's Redmond, Wash., campus. One aim of the initiative is to help commercialize safety-enhancing smart home innovations. Continue reading here at


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