RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

Microsoft’s MSN TV gear.

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Microsoft is pulling the plug on MSN TV, a service formerly known as WebTV, as Apple ramps up its set-top box efforts.

The pioneering service, one of the first to offer Internet access via television sets, will shut down September 30, Microsoft revealed in an e-mail to subscribers and an FAQ posted to its Web site. WebTV, which was founded by Web entrepreneur Steve Perlman in 1996, was acquired by Microsoft for $425 million in 1997.

WebTV offered television-based e-mail and Web browsing via wireless keyboards but struggled to gain traction…

Excerpt from: RIP, WebTV: Microsoft to shut down MSN TV on Sept. 30

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