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REVAMPED GOOGLE TV TO MAKE ITS DEBUT IN THE U.K.

June 25, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

A flop in the U.S., Google TV is coming to the U.K. next month — this time with a revamped settop box made by Sony and the ability to do far more than merely watch movies and TV shows streamed over the Internet. In fact, reports indicate that consumers will be able to use the […]

IT’S THE YEAR OF THE SMART TV

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Judging from the new gizmos and Internet programs being displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it is becoming increasingly apparent that vendors are betting on 2012 becoming the year of the smart TV. Some of the hardware and software unveiled on Monday: Yahoo! Connected TV, which adds online content to shows being […]

FCC CHAIRMAN TO VOTE FOR COMCAST-NBC MERGER — IF…

December 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Thursday that he is likely to vote in favor of Comcast Corp.’s proposed merger with NBC Universal provided that it agrees to a package of conditions. In particular, Genachowski insists that Comcast not be allowed to prevent the online availability of NBC and Comcast-produced programs. For example, one of Genachowski’s […]

GOOGLE TV ADMITS IT’S NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME

December 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On virtually the eve of its introduction of its Google TV Web-to-TV software, Google has told television manufacturers who had planned to integrate it into their new TV sets that the software is not ready and has asked them to delay their introductions, the New York Times said today (Monday). The report indicated that the […]

JOBS: APPLE TV IS STILL “A HOBBY”

June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple chief Steve Jobs appeared to scotch persistent rumors that the company was planning to update its AppleTV settop box and go head-to-head against Google TV. Appearing at the All Things Digital conference in Palos Verdes, CA on Tuesday, Jobs said that the difficulty in marketing such a device prevents Apple from devoting much attention […]

GOOGLE TAKES WRAPS OFF GOOGLE-TV

May 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a new attempt to achieve video convergence, Google on Thursday unveiled what it calls “Google TV,” an effort to bring content from broadcast, cable, and Internet together on the TV set via a simple search box. Using a remote that includes a built-in keyboard, a user could search for a particular TV show and […]