Apple, Google, Microsoft all in bids to purchase home automation company, reports WSJ


R2 Studios, a home automation company from one of the original founders of Slingbox maker Sling Media, is in talks with companies such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft for a possible acquisition, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The company hasn’t released too many actual products just yet, but it did launch an Android app last year that let users wirelessly control heating and lighting systems in their homes. It also owns patents related to interfaces and controlling electronic devices. Blake Krikorian founded R2 Studios in 2011 after selling Sling Media to EchoStar back in 2007 for $ 380 million.

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