Microsoft, I-TV Companies Agree to Develop T-Commerce

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Microsoft at the end of last month announced deals with three interactive television companies -- ACTV Inc., eCity and RespondTV -- to develop t-commerce and advertising applications for the Microsoft TV platform.


Through these partnerships, Microsoft is looking to offer I-TV advertising ranging from targeted commercials to banner ads.


ACTV produces software that enables the delivery of I-TV advertising, featuring full-motion video. ECity manufactures software that allows cable subscribers to opt in and view advertisements relevant to their interests. RespondTV is an I-TV content provider.
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