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Sharp struggles with TV competition, Q3 2011 results reveal 86 percent drop in profit

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It's pretty tough out there for TV manufacturers. Sharp's reporting its financial results for April-December last year, announcing a profit of 9.14 billion yen ($120 million), a drop of 57.37 billion yen since the same period in 2010. Despite announcing a whole gang of new displays for the year,...
Sharp struggles with TV competition, Q3 2011 results reveal 86 percent drop in profit

Samsung, LG, Philips and others fined $1.9 billion for EU price fixing

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Some of the biggest TV manufacturers have been slapped with a $1.92 billion fine by the EU after regulators found the gang had been fixing prices of cathode-ray tubes for more than 20 years. Competition chief Joaquin Alumunia said that the group were acting as a cartel, featuring "all...
Samsung, LG, Philips and others fined $1.9 billion for EU price fixing

Google TV officially updated to latest versions of Android and Chrome, faster updates promised going forward

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It apparently wasn't big enough to garner a mention earlier today, but Google has now followed up its slew of I/O keynote announcements with the news that it's moving Google TV to the latest versions of Android (that'd be 4.2.2) and Chrome. What's more, it also says that it's...
Google TV officially updated to latest versions of Android and Chrome, faster updates promised going forward

Yahoo has closed a syndication deal with video streaming platform Dailymotion

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Yahoo has a syndication deal in place with Dailymotion, the French video streaming website revealed. The announcement was made by the company’s VP of International Content Daniel Adams during the recent Beet.TV Global Video Summit at the BBC Worldwide headquarters, Beet.TV reports. According to Adams, the main purpose of this kind of...
Yahoo has closed a syndication deal with video streaming platform Dailymotion

DLD 2013: TV advertising to get smart

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The smart TV session brought up the concept of television learning from internet companies by tageting their adsHow smart is smart TV? Anyone who has grappled with the clumsy, cluttered menus of their new multi-functional flatscreens would be forgiven some disappointment. This isn't the TV-meets-internet promise, surely?Either TV manufacturers really...
DLD 2013: TV advertising to get smart

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten buys Spanish video-on-demand firm Wuaki.tv

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Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce juggernaut that is often referred to as the Eastern version of Amazon, this morning announced that is has acquired Spain’s version of Netflix: streaming and video-on-demand company Wuaki.tv. The deal marks Rakuten’s fourth European acquisition in just two years and its first entry into the Spanish...
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten buys Spanish video-on-demand firm Wuaki.tv

Roku Raises a $60 Million Round, Led by Fidelity, to Fight for the Living Room

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Tim Cook says Apple TV is still a side project. But bringing digital entertainment to your TV is all Roku does, and they’re raising more money to do it. Roku has raised a massive $60 million round, led by new investor Fidelity; publisher and TV station owner Hearst Corp. has also...
Roku Raises a $60 Million Round, Led by Fidelity, to Fight for the Living Room

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
Kontrol.tv Launches To Help Developers Build Multiplatform, Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps

The next Xbox, Apple’s TV, and where you plug in the darn controllers

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It was a disappointment, when Microsoft made it known that the next Xbox will not be hitting the market until next year. There had been oodles of, and I would posit not totally unfounded, rumors that the device was coming out this very year. Given the sweeping changes that Microsoft’s...
The next Xbox, Apple’s TV, and where you plug in the darn controllers
Cisco planning to sell Linksys router division after failed purchase, says Bloomberg

Boxee teams up with Sigma to bring its cloud-based streaming and DVR services to smart TVs

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New York-based Boxee has joined forces with system-on-chip solutions provider Sigma to move its content streaming and DVR services beyond its own dedicated hardware and into smart TVs being produced by other manufacturers. The two companies say they’ve been working together to put Boxee’s services, which include a cloud-based DVR, Internet...
Boxee teams up with Sigma to bring its cloud-based streaming and DVR services to smart TVs
Sharp installs Takashi Okuda as new president after forecasting record losses

Rakuten-owned Spanish VOD service Wuaki.tv partners with Microsoft, now available on Xbox 360 and iPad

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Spanish film and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360, EuropaPress reports. In addition, the Barcelona-based company also launched its first iPad app ’Wuaki.tv Player’ a few days ago. Following the deal between Microsoft and Wuaki.tv, Spanish Xbox 360 owners will be able to access 3,000 films and TV...
Rakuten-owned Spanish VOD service Wuaki.tv partners with Microsoft, now available on Xbox 360 and iPad

The next box Pandora wants to open will be a set-top one

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The digital radio leader will roll out a tv.pandora.com platform today to stream its music more easily over televisions, initially via Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. But partnerships with TV manufacturers have yet to materialize. [Read more]...
The next box Pandora wants to open will be a set-top one
Samsung partnering with Gaikai for cloud gaming service
iSpeech develops a Siri for our living rooms

Flat panel TV prices move higher: Ready for the upsell?

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The price wars among TV manufacturers appear to be over and consumers want Internet-connected TVs. [Read more]...
Flat panel TV prices move higher: Ready for the upsell?

Crackle streaming video heads to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-ray players

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Free video streaming service Crackle is already available on your smart phone, computer, and game console, but today the company announced its expansion to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs. The expansion is twofold for Samsung, which is also adding the ad-supported streaming service to its line of Blu-ray...
Crackle streaming video heads to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-ray players

Bloomberg: Cisco Systems preparing to sell Linksys, hires Barclays to handle sale

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Cisco's hardware offerings are about to narrow slightly, according to Bloomberg -- the company has asked Barclays to help it get rid of its Linksys unit. The move is part of Cisco's ongoing effort to minimize its consumer businesses, the same strategy that dissolved its Flip Video division last...
Bloomberg: Cisco Systems preparing to sell Linksys, hires Barclays to handle sale
Vizio pumps up its HDTV lineup with new 'Ultra HD' 4k TV models

Here's Your First Look At Vizio's 2013 Lineup For Budget-Friendly PCs, Tablets, TVs, And Smartphones

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In just 10 short years Vizio has emerged as one of the top TV manufacturers in America. Today, we had a chance to get a first look at what Vizio has planned for 2013.  Besides televisions, the company has expanded its line up to include PCs, tablets, streaming boxes, and...
Here's Your First Look At Vizio's 2013 Lineup For Budget-Friendly PCs, Tablets, TVs, And Smartphones
Boxpay greases the path for Smart TV app payments

Smart TV Growth For 2012 Pegged At 15%, But North Americans Still Slow To Adopt

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A new study today from NPD DisplaySearch shows the progress of smart and connected TVs in recent years and during the second quarter of 2012. Connected TVs did well are doing well around the world, with shares in China and Western Europe growing from 26 percent and 34 percent respectively...
Smart TV Growth For 2012 Pegged At 15%, But North Americans Still Slow To Adopt

Sharp struggles with TV competition, Q3 2011 results reveal 86 percent drop in profit

www.engadget.com
It's pretty tough out there for TV manufacturers. Sharp's reporting its financial results for April-December last year, announcing a profit of 9.14 billion yen ($120 million), a drop of 57.37 billion yen since the same period in 2010. Despite announcing a whole gang of new displays for the year,...
Sharp struggles with TV competition, Q3 2011 results reveal 86 percent drop in profit
Sony axing 10K jobs to slash its way back to profitability, says report
Philips officially sells its TV division to Hong Kong-based TPV
New electron microscope captures real-time 3D images

Ceton officially drops the InfiniTV 4 price to $199

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A device that was selling for around $600 on eBay just two years ago, is now officially priced at $199 -- the second $100 price drop in the past eight months -- and is available immediately from some of your favorite online retailers. That means both the USB and...
Ceton officially drops the InfiniTV 4 price to $199
Out of many, one: how Qualcomm is trying to unite the mobile industry
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