Microsoft, and more so Apple, might be stealing all the thunder when it comes to multitouch technology, but Perceptive Pixel has been chugging along undercover just fine with their massive multitouch displays, which are now seeing use in CNN's coverage on the United States primaries. Cue the Magic Wall.
CNN correspondent John King stood in front of a gigantic display, showing a map of Florida, and as he tapped on the various counties on the screen, their results would pop up. He could pinch and zoom graphics.
Jeff Han's response was honest. "News wasn't the first market we thought of, but it's an interesting application. Once the election calms down, you can see how this might work for other kinds of news, like financial, weather or sports." It's not known how much CNN has paid for the device, but according to The Washington Post, a stripped down, basic version of the device costs USD 100000.
YouTube has a video showing election results in Texas which looks just stunning.