The Wall street Journal reports that Microsoft quietly bought id8 Group R2 Studios to boost its Xbox business.
I already wrote about Domotica before and I mentioned Microsofts work in this area already in my blog about the HomeMaestro project.
If they pull this off I would love it. Beats DLNA imho (which is crap really…unless somebody can explain to me how to get it working properly) and the Apple proprietary stuff (full disclosure: I bought a Sonos P3 recently).
Much more information can be found at CNet.