Microsoft Readies More SPOT Watch Services
Microsoft beefs up its MSN Direct feeds with more sports choices. Next up? A movie channel, according to sources.Microsoft is continuing to flesh out the services it is offering via its SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technology) "smart" watches. On Monday, Microsoft released a minor update to its MSN Direct service that delivers personalized content to watches over FM-radio frequencies. The new services add NFL and college football to the list of sports users can track in the sports channel. At the same time, Microsoft added a service allowing users to select up to two watch faces from a regularly changing library. The Monday update also added Google to the list of stocks that can be tracked via the MSN Direct stock channel.
Next on the docket for MSN Direct and SPOT will be a movie channel designed to display movie times for theatres selected by the user, according to sources.