Microsoft IPTV: At Long Last, Progress

Telecom carriers of the TV technology from Redmond are finally boosting subscriber numbers, raising hopes it will deliver on the promise of true interactivity

For nearly a decade, Microsoft (MSFT) has tried to shake up the market for Internet TV, attempting to build a family of products that would give phone companies a big push forward in their battle with cable and satellite TV providers. But as is the case in other non-PC markets, such as smartphones and music players, Microsoft's progress in TV has been painfully slow.

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