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Microsoft to acquire gesture control maker Canesta

Canesta, which a year ago took in a $16 million round of funding, makes technology that enables people to control devices using motions instead of hardware interfaces.

By October 29, 2010


Canesta brings gesture control to TVs, more

Just think, no more searching for batteries for the remote.

By June 2, 2009


Siggraph confab spotlights keyboard

Canesta displays a computer keyboard made of light, joining other companies that have embraced the concept of such portable "projection keyboards."

By July 29, 2003


Canesta pulls in $17 million

Canesta said Tuesday it received a $17 million second round of funding, which was led by Carlyle Venture Partners. Other investors include Patricof & Co. Ventures and previous investors JPMorgan Partners and Thales. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Canesta has raised a total of more than $20 million. The company has developed software to serve as an interface for mobile and wireless devices. See complete list.

By June 26, 2001


Start-up adds depth to 3D imaging

Canesta develops a chip and software that use light beams as radar uses radio waves, enabling machines to do something that humans take for granted: get a sense of depth.

By March 25, 2002