Microsoft bags Top Technology Innovator of 2010 award, beats Apple to it

The Street ranks Microsoft No. 1 in its year-end top 10 list. TheStreet points out that the Xbox 360, Xbox Live subscription service and now the Kinect have exploded onto the scene in 2010.

Microsoft’s position as the top innovator was bolstered by the release of the Kinect. Microsoft sold 1 million versions of its $150 controller-free Kinect motion-capture device within 10 days of its Nov. 4 release and 2.5 million before the end of November. By all accounts, that should have been a tough sell, considering the console itself goes for as little as $199, but a good concept and great third-party partner products such as Viacom’s(VIA_) infectious Dance Central remind us what Microsoft is capable of when its back is to the wall.”

Another pointer for Microsoft is its Xbox Live subscription. The yearly subscription service is the gateway to Xbox 360 online gaming and is necessary for Netflix customers that want to stream media to their TV via the Xbox. The Xbox Live service is also tightly integrated into Windows Phone 7.

In the future, the Windows Phone platform may become a mobile extension of a game, allowing you to control troops or deploy weapons while you are out and about. Both now and in the future, an Xbox Live subscription is a must have for serious and casual gamers alike.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. […] During the last days of Dec 2010 we blogged about 12 Microsoft Technologies that revolutionized consumers life in 2010 and also that Microsoft was awarded Top Technology Innovator of 2010. […]

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  2. […] Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, giving his annual keynote speech to kick off the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), thanked Microsoft’s 1 billion customers for making 2010 a special year. […]

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  3. […] is the biggest IT company in the world and it has always given its reason to be on the top spot everytime it was […]

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