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June 13, 1993: Interactive Television from Microsoft

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Jeffrey Powers

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June 13, 1993: Interactive Television from Microsoft

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June 13, 1993: Microsoft and Time-Warner Create Interactive TV

1993 – Microsoft teamed up with Tele-communications and Time Warner to start the revolution known as “Interactive TV”. The ability to buy product right through the set during a show. iTV would give users a Digital Set Top Box in which they would use to browse, go back and watch video. It even connected to a telephone to let you know who is calling and possibly get SMS messages.

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