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OnSpot.Hong Kong.jpgFirst, please put your hands together for Windows XP Media Center Edition’s Online Spotlight debut in Hong Kong. It’s a great start for a potentially large market.

As planning enters it’s fevered pace across many businesses for CES, we can’t help but ask why the powers that be didn’t move it to the pre-Thanksgiving spot previously occupied by Comdex. Perhaps something about not wanting to kill holiday sales for “last years” goodies? Oh well, the teams continue to toil.

But wait, there’s more happening internationally, and it’s not even CES-time yet! The latest updates to Online Spotlight this week from around the world:

– mceWeather has been added to France and Switzerland.
– TV Norges and Scandinature have been added in Norway.
– TVOnTime has been added in Denmark
– New offer added for KMS (Sudoku) in all the locales.
– Movielink offers updated.

For those asking, yes I will be at CES, but not in the booth- mostly in partner meetings. More details and itinerary to come soon. I hear an MCE enthusiast party is in the works – more details on that later.

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  1. i am working hard on convincing more and more "microsoft-countries" to add mceWeather to their OnSpot. i am really proud of beeing added to OnSpot France and Switzerland. Some other european countries have alreadey agreed to add it, but the major countries such as USA, China and UK have not even answered my emails…
    But i won’t give up πŸ˜‰

    Unfortunately, i can’t come to CES this year. But some of my software products will be shown there. So keep your eyes open πŸ™‚
    Do you come to CeBit 2006?


  2. Sean

    Did you se this?

    One Voice Announces Availability of Media Center Communicator Version 2
    Tuesday December 20, 2:59 pm ET
    Voice Recognition for Windows XP Media Center 2005 Includes Higher Recognition Accuracy and Skype Phone Calling Integration

    SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 20, 2005–One Voice Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ONEV – News), developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the Telecom and Interactive Multimedia markets, today announced the availability of its new version 2 of Media Center Communicator(TM).

    New features in Media Center Communicator version 2 include:

    * Higher voice recognition accuracy for both command and dictation recognition
    * The ability for registered SkypeOut users to place global PC-to-Phone calls from within Media Center Communicator. Skype and SkypeOut account registration and activation is required and sold separately from Skype. For more information on Skype and SkypeOut, visit
    * Integration of One Voice’s mceSpeechTools allowing third party developers to add voice recognition to their new or existing Windows XP Media Center 2005 applications
    * "My Commands" feature allowing users to add their own custom voice commands for launching applications or browsing the Internet
    * Free upgrade for registered Media Center Communicator owners. Send email to for upgrade instructions.

    "This is an exciting milestone for our company and our products," said Dean Weber, president and CEO of One Voice Technologies. "Our new version 2 of Media Center Communicator offers higher voice recognition accuracy and easier-to-use voice commands for playing music, videos, photos, slideshows and TV. We have listened to feedback from customers and incorporated numerous enhancements, fixes and best-of-breed PC-to-Phone (VoIP) service into our product."

    About Media Center Communicator

    One Voice’s Media Center Communicator is a complete in-home multimedia communications package for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 — enabling users to speak, using voice recognition, to play and view all their digital content from MP3 music, digital photos, slideshows, videos, live TV and much more! Media Center Communicator also comes with a suite of communications features to send and read E-mail, SMS text messaging to mobile phones, Instant Messaging (IM), full motion PC-to-PC audio and video chat and PC-to-Phone calling to any phone within the U.S. and Canada.

    Imagine walking into your family room and using your voice to tell your Media Center to play jazz music or play your favorite artist or album, play a photo slideshow, watch and record live TV, read and send E-mail, call to order a pizza or video chat or Instant Message with a friend. Media Center Communicator delivers on this vision today! For more information, please visit or for an online demonstration go to or