Microsoft signs cross-license pact with Onkyo

The Japanese firm is just the latest to ink such a deal with Redmond. The audio/visual gear maker also licenses the Windows Rally technology for connecting PCs and consumer electronics.

And here I thought Microsoft had a cross-license pact with nearly every tech company other than Red Hat.

Apparently there are still a few more names to cross of the to-do list Microsoft set-up a few years back. On Thursday, Microsoft announced a deal with Tokyo-based Onkyo, which will pay Microsoft an undisclosed amount of compensation to Redmond.

Onkyo also signed a deal to use Microsoft's Windows Rally technology which aims to offer a better connection between PCs and other consumer electronics, such as Onkyo's home theater and audio/video gear.

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