video killed the _____ star
Posted by Sheila Shayon on July 25, 2013 04:02 PM
Google’s internet dominance took an exponential leap with the introduction of its $35 Chromecast dongle device, which allows users to pull content from the cloud, as well as smartphones, tablets and laptops to stream on HDTVs.
The simplistic streaming solution is essentially brand agnostic, making it a boon for some—and a detriment to others.
Quick to recognize the growing opportunity that Smart TV technology poses, Netflix comes bundled with the device, along with a three-month free trial. "The world is moving from linear TV to Internet TV, and Netflix is leading that evolution," CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells wrote in a letter to shareholders. The company, whose shares dropped after the latest numbers indicated it was adding subscribers at a slower pace, likely welcomes Google's device with open arms as it proliferates its service.Continue reading...
the revolution will be televised
Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 18, 2010 11:15 AM
HDTV and 3DTV, make room for Smart TV. Google and Intel are set to unveil their vision for Web-savvy television at Google's 2010 developers conference, which kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco, in partnership with Sony.
Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, commented to FT: “The revolution we’re about to go through is the biggest single change in television since it went colour.”
Intel’s Atom microprocessor and Google’s Android operating system will power Smart TV. Next-generation chips and software will enable Web video streaming on TV and set-top boxes that serve as video game consoles to seamlessly combine Web content directly on the TV set.Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on November 3, 2009 04:28 PM
The DVD death march continues.
Best Buy today announced plans to offer digital entertainment online, available to consumers to rent or purchase in partnership with Sonic Solutions.
The ambitious retailer will offer on-demand movies and entertainment, powered by Sonic's Roxio CinemaNow service, through various consumer electronic devices -- citing set-top boxes, portable media players, Blu-ray Disc players, mobile phones and PCs -- produced from a variety of manufacturers.
Best Buy is joining a cadre offering content on-demand online, hitching their wagon to the success of Netflix, Blockbuster, Hulu, Amazon and Apple.Continue reading...