Remember 3DV Systems? It’s about to get snatched by Microsoft

Haaretz was the first source to report that Microsoft is about to put the first Israeli exit in 2009 on the map.  According to the report, Microsoft is in talks to acquire 3DV Systems for $35 million. The Israeli start up has reportedly raised $38.6 million to date, which means that shareholders will be losing some money on this deal including: Elron, Pitango and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and RDC Rafael Development Corporation. 

3DV Systems has developed the Z-Cam (formerly Z-Sense), a sensor-packed  camera, which lets gamers control the game through body gestures alone, eliminating the need for any kind of joystick. Microsoft is hoping to gain an edge on Nintendo Wii, by integrating 3DV’s technology into the Xbox 360. 

Other applications to the Z-Cam include video conferencing technology, but its unclear what Microsoft is planning on leveraging that front.

 

The Z-Cam

The Z-Cam

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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.

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