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Check it out: Hulu's got a slick new website

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Hulu relaunched its website with a bold new look Tuesday night that replaces the traditional show grid with much larger artwork and a focus on personalization as well as popular shows and episodes. The new design will be rolled out to Hulu’s entire user base over the next few days,...
Check it out: Hulu's got a slick new website
Pandora Launches New HTML5-Based TV Experience, Starting With Xbox 360 and PS3
Apple, lord of the iRings? Apple 60″ HDTV, mini second-screen iTV, and magic controller ring rumors

No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

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Editor’s note: David McIntosh is the founder and CEO of Redux, a fast-growing video discovery company. Redux is the top downloaded app on Google TV, and you can read David’s other guest posts here. If you asked your mom or dad what DLNA or UPnP stood for or did, would they...
No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs

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TiVo announced two new major products which will make it all that much easier and convenient for viewers to keep up with their favourite programming, both at home and while out and about. The two products take TiVo content beyond the existing platform. The first, the TiVo IP set-top box,...
TiVo adds new ways to consume content with dedicated mobile streaming services, access via multiple TVs

Sling Media Brings SlingPlayer to Kindle Fire!

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Sling Media, makers of the SlingBox, today announces the availability of the SlingPlayer app for the Kindle Fire. What is the SlingBox? It is a device that works with all of your various set-top boxes to: allow folks to watch their TV from wherever they are with their PC,...
Sling Media Brings SlingPlayer to Kindle Fire!
Apple TV: the rumours evaluated

'Watch ABC' app goes live on App Store, brings live TV to New York and Philadelphia

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On Sunday we noted that Disney’s ABC apps for iOS devices would this week begin live streaming TV to users in New York and Philadelphia. It’s the first time a major broadcaster is offering a live TV experience in its iOS apps and today the updated ABC apps have...
'Watch ABC' app goes live on App Store, brings live TV to New York and Philadelphia

Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes

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Google TV may be getting ready to take on Roku and Apple TV with a pure streaming approach: Vizio CTO Matt McRae told me during an interview at CES that he expects Google TV devices with a focus on streaming apps to come out later this year. Asked about the...
Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes

Panasonic, IBM, ABOX42 and others join LG and Toshiba's Smart TV Alliance to solve fragmentation

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Hot on the heels of CES 2013, the Smart TV Alliance, an organization formed by LG Electronics, TP Vision and Toshiba in June 2012, is announcing five new members: Panasonic, ABOX42 and TechniSat, IBM and Specific Media. This move brings additional strength to the Alliance, which claims to be dedicated to “creating...
Panasonic, IBM, ABOX42 and others join LG and Toshiba's Smart TV Alliance to solve fragmentation

Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

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Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is usually full of good stuff and this year is no exception. We already covered her comments about mobile monetization and the Facebook IPO, but one of the most interesting sections of her presentation were her thoughts about the future of the Internet. In...
Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

Comcast's Roberts Demos New 'Xfinity Remote' iPad App

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Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) is prepping an Xfinity Remote app that will connect with subscribers set-top box. Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts showed off the app, still in development, in a video demo during a session at The Cable Show. Roberts said eventually Comcast will want to bring TV to...
Comcast's Roberts Demos New 'Xfinity Remote' iPad App

Why Second Screens Beat the Super Bowl

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"If the Super Bowl is such a meaningless game, why are so many people posting updates about how they're not going to watch it?" said one of my Facebook friends, as the game approached halftime. OK, I don't follow football. And I especially don't know anything about the Super Bowl....
Why Second Screens Beat the Super Bowl
YouTube Android app update adds second screen features to Google TV

Google TV Should Finally Push Apple TV Beyond A “Hobby”

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For the past couple of years now, when talking about the Apple TV product, Apple likes to throw out the word “hobby.” It’s as if they’re ashamed of the device. And considering sales are anemic next to Macs, iPods, and iPhones, it’s no big surprise that they talk this way....
Google TV Should Finally Push Apple TV Beyond A “Hobby”

Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox

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Microsoft announced today via its blog that it will be selling its Mediaroom properties to Ericsson, in a deal that will see Ericsson become the dominant IPTV player in the industry with over 25 percent market share. Mediaroom operates as a pretty much separate company from Microsoft, with its own...
Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox
Why personalization of your TV experience will be awesome

9×9.tv taps the new YouTube Android Player API to launch its 'Flipboard for video' app

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Just a few weeks back we reported on YouTube’s new native player API for Android, which essentially lets developers embed and play YouTube videos within their apps, while also receiving support for YouTube ads, and getting closed caption displays, among other things. Among the apps already tapping this new API...
9×9.tv taps the new YouTube Android Player API to launch its 'Flipboard for video' app

No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show

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“It’s the beginnings of what a cable television network would look like – if it was run by lunatics.” Rob Barnett, Hollywood veteran and founder / CEO of My Damn Channel, likes juicy soundbites – but he is dead serious about recreating the cable TV experience on the Internet. Next...
No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show
The promise and the pain of HuffPost Live

Vizio officially announces $99 Google TV “Co-Star” for July

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While we already got a look at its Google TV plans during CES earlier this year, Vizio made things official today for its “Co-Star” Google TV streaming box giving it a $99 price tag and pre-order date set for July. The Co-Star goes a little bit beyond the typical Google...
Vizio officially announces $99 Google TV “Co-Star” for July

This week's games news

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Kinect Sesame Street TV | Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers | 007 Legends | Grand Theft Auto: Vice City | Agricultural SimulatorMicrosoft has announced a second season of Kinect Sesame Street TV. It's described as a "two-way TV experience", which means as well as watching Elmo and friends, your little ones...
This week's games news

Apple’s ‘iTV’ might not launch until 2014

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Rumors surrounding the imminent launch of an Apple-branded HDTV have been swirling for the better part of a year, and while some industry watchers expect the “iTV” to launch as early as this summer, one analyst suggests that we’re still more than a year away from seeing Apple launch...
Apple’s ‘iTV’ might not launch until 2014
Dijit Goes After Personalized TV Discovery With The Launch Of NextGuide iPad App

How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online? [Ask Lifehacker]

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Dear Lifehacker, I'd love to get rid of cable and stream all my favorite TV shows right from the internet. What do I need to know before I take the plunge? Signed, Ready to Cut the CoaxialPhoto by sociotard. Join the club! Some of us at Lifehacker HQ have already...
How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online? [Ask Lifehacker]

Deja brings 'lean-back' TV streaming to mobile devices

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Editor’s note: As Israeli startup Deja opens an office in Silicon Valley this week, this report originally published by Israel’s NoCamels blog looks at the story behind the company. There are a multitude of apps trying to conquer the mobile video space. Israeli startup Deja is one that focuses on...
Deja brings 'lean-back' TV streaming to mobile devices
Under one million Google TV devices in use according to Market data

Asus Qube Google TV box to debut April 23

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Asus' first foray into the Google TV space, the Qube, is set to debut on April 23, reports GTVSource. The Qube first appeared at CES 2013 and is a relatively diminutive device that offers the full interactive Google TV experience. It ships with a complex remote control that includes a...
Asus Qube Google TV box to debut April 23

Hulu Plus Coming To Windows 8, Featuring Multitasking "Snap View" And One-Touch Access To Shows From The Start Screen

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Skype isn’t the only new application that will be available for Windows 8 at launch: Tablets and PCs sporting the new operating system will also have access to some broadcast TV content from Hulu Plus, as well. On the company’s blog today, Hulu announced that it will be launching its...
Hulu Plus Coming To Windows 8, Featuring Multitasking "Snap View" And One-Touch Access To Shows From The Start Screen

LG's Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May

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LG revealed two Google-loaded HDTVs at CES, but never gave us prices or told us when these models might dangle their skinny bezels in stores. In briefings last week, we heard that the 47-incher (47G2) and 55-incher (55G2) would sell for $1699 and $2299 respectively. Now, to complete the...
LG's Google TV-enabled sets coming to US end of May
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