Microsoft and American Family Insurance have announced which firms they are backing as part of a home automation start-up accelerator program launched two months ago. During Microsoft's Global Start-up Day event in San Francisco on June 17, the companies unveiled a new Microsoft Ventures Accelerator at the software giant's Redmond, Wash., campus. One aim of the initiative is to help commercialize safety-enhancing smart home innovations. Continue reading here at eWeek.com
The company's start-up accelerator and venture capital arm selects 10 firms to help spur the market for smart home technologies.