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NBC Says "No" to iPad, Wants People to Pay

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NBC isn't hopping on the iPad bandwagon, according to recent reports. The media giant known for popular shows like "The Office" and "30 Rock" reportedly told Apple it won't be making any of its online shows iPad-compatible anytime soon. And they're not alone. Sources cited by The New York Post's...
NBC Says "No" to iPad, Wants People to Pay

Microsoft Reveals Strategy Turning Towards Entertainment And Content

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All work and no play makes Mic a dull boy. If you still see Microsoft mainly as a firm to do business with, think again. As well as its foray into hardware, the software giant has been busy boosting its power in the entertainment and content world. Ahead of...
Microsoft Reveals Strategy Turning Towards Entertainment And Content

Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

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Tvinci, an Israel-based “Over-the-Top” (OTT) platform, has started expanding its service to the rest of the world. Today it is announcing a partnership with MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, in a move that will see its OTT platform power the lifestyle service Toggle, set for release in Q1 2013. With...
Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

LG acquires webOS from HP, plans to use it in smart TV platform

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Here's a wild one -- webOS has been revived, and the suitor may surprise you. LG has reportedly lifted the troubled webOS unit from HP's hands, but instead of using it in future smartphones or tablets, it's planning to inject the operating system across its smart TV portfolio --...
LG acquires webOS from HP, plans to use it in smart TV platform
Brightcove CEO: Apple’s cable TV strategy will focus on AirPlay, not an HDTV

Google reveals international streaming Google TV apps

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Google on Friday detailed some new apps that are aimed at Google TV platform users of various ethnic backgrounds. Through them, users can access TV and other content from various countries and regions. Some of the apps include Al Jazeera, Euronews, and IslamBox.......
Google reveals international streaming Google TV apps
Chumby no more: employees at Technicolor, technology waiting to be sold
Forget the living room: Amazon is fighting for your whole damn house
What to expect from Google I/O 2012: The Google TV edition

Sony Entertainment Network: 2012 smart TV hands-on

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In 2012, Sony's smart TV platform integrates its streaming music and video services more fully while getting rid of the Bravia tag, but doesn't add any further apps. [Read more]...
Sony Entertainment Network: 2012 smart TV hands-on

Google TV will get its own version of AirPlay

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Google will bring AirPlay-like functionality to its Google TV platform, allowing users to play and control media directly from their Android tablet or handset, GigaOM has learned. The functionality will first be available via Google’s YouTube app, but the company wants to eventually open it up to third-party app developers...
Google TV will get its own version of AirPlay

Facebook’s Platform execs travel to Berlin to promote, mingle with startups

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This evening, as in right now, Facebook is throwing a little event called Apps & Drinks in hot European startup hub Berlin to schmooze with and promote local companies that have partnered with the social networking giant. I had a quick chat about what they’re going to be talking about...
Facebook’s Platform execs travel to Berlin to promote, mingle with startups

NimbleTV tries to make good on TV Everywhere’s promise

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While video lovers still wait for the promise of getting their pay TV on every screen they own, an emerging New York start-up is launching a beta service that it says will do just that. NimbleTV — which is backed by Greycroft Partners and Tribeca Venture Partners as well as the...
NimbleTV tries to make good on TV Everywhere’s promise

Worried about network strain, Korean ISP KT pushes for a share of smart TV makers’ profits

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Korean Internet service provider KT has revealed that it is looking for a share of profits generated by smart TV sellers, after it switched off Internet access for smart television sets in the country. As a report from Reuters explains, the ISP is concerned that the demands of Web-connected TVs...
Worried about network strain, Korean ISP KT pushes for a share of smart TV makers’ profits

Smart, Wearable, Invisible, Thin: 4 CES Tech Trends To Track In 2013

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What can we learn about the upcoming year in technology by reading the CES tea leaves? Next week we'll see the annual explosion of new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show, the gadget-lovers orgy in Las Vegas. By parsing the many products, one can get a sense of not...
Smart, Wearable, Invisible, Thin: 4 CES Tech Trends To Track In 2013

LG announces "universal" smart TV platform

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Television manufacturer LG has announced a universal smart TV system will be available for all manufacturers by the end of 2012. [Read more]...
LG announces "universal" smart TV platform

Apps Rush: Timeline World War 2, Yahoo Connected TV, Lego Super Hero Movie Maker, Sky Cloud WiFi and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 19 April 2012A selection of 18 new apps for you today:Timeline World War 2 with Dan SnowTV historian Dan Snow has taken to the App Store for this project, which focuses on the second world war. It includes a zoomable timeline of...
Apps Rush: Timeline World War 2, Yahoo Connected TV, Lego Super Hero Movie Maker, Sky Cloud WiFi and more

Open webOS-powered HDTVs said to be on the way from... LG?

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If you were wondering what was next for webOS now that it's gone all open source on us, webOS Nation chimes in with word that Gram is working with LG to bring it to connected HDTVs. Several names from the HP / Gram team are dropped as being involved...
Open webOS-powered HDTVs said to be on the way from... LG?

Report: Google seeks help selling Motorola Mobility's set-top box division, bypasses chance to integrate Google TV?

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Google is looking to sell the set-top box division of its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, and has allegedly enlisted the help of Barclays Plc. According to Bloomberg, which cited ”two people familiar with the situation,” Barclays will seek buyers for the unit that could fetch up to $2 billion. The publication’s sources further noted sales...
Report: Google seeks help selling Motorola Mobility's set-top box division, bypasses chance to integrate Google TV?

Boot up: Chumby dies, does Facebook need a browser?, Oracle v Google recaps and more

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Plus what people search for when they search for porn, tweetbombs and attention, Google kills more products and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamChumby no more: employees at Technicolor, technology waiting to be sold >> The VergeThe Chumby widget...
Boot up: Chumby dies, does Facebook need a browser?, Oracle v Google recaps and more

CBS Open to Talks on Apple TV, Depending on "What We Get Paid"

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With the recent addition of Hulu Plus to the Apple TV platform, analysts are thinking of other video content that could be making its way to the product. Over the years, Apple has updated the Apple TV's software several times, occasionally adding new video content. In 2011, Apple added support...
CBS Open to Talks on Apple TV, Depending on "What We Get Paid"

Starling: new social TV platform to revolutionize TV viewing http://post.ly/aAtk

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Starling: new social TV platform to revolutionize TV viewing http://post.ly/aAtk

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
Web developers: Watch out for Meteor!
With access to the Google Play store, Google TV just got much more entertaining

Samsung serves up Eurosport on its Smart TV range in Europe

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Samsung is bringing Eurosport to its Smart TV range in Europe, making it the first ‘regional’ sports service to land on the platform. Both Eurosport and Eurosport 2 will be available to stream in forty European countries, though it won’t be arriving in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Macedonia, Monaco and...
Samsung serves up Eurosport on its Smart TV range in Europe

On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

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On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant, a joint venture between Redbox and Verizon Communications, is now available on LG’s Smart TV platform. Over 40 models are supported at launch, allowing users to connect to the service and start watching content without any additional hardware or set-top boxes. Redbox announced the...
On-demand movie streaming service Redbox Instant is now available on LG Smart TVs

Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia

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Nuance, of Dragon TV fame announced today that it was licensing Rovi's (formerly known as Macrovision) metadata for its talky-TV platform. Once integrated, the application will be able to marshall far more information than it currently can -- enabling it to give answers to queries like "Who plays Chuck...
Nuance adds Rovi's metadata to Dragon TV, becomes annoyingly good at TV trivia

Amazon Instant Video now available on (some) Google TV devices

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Hot on the heels of making it available on the iPhone and iPod touch, Amazon's now bringing its Instant Video service to Mountain View's TV platform. Granted, the on-demand application doesn't appear to be compatible with some devices at the moment, with a few folks pointing out that they...
Amazon Instant Video now available on (some) Google TV devices

Hulu Benefits From New Mountain Lion Mirroring Feature

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After a painfully long wait, Hulu Plus is available on the Apple TV. Hulu subscribers can stream TV shows and movies from the service on their televisions, just as owners of Rokus, Nintendo Wiis and a list of other devices already do.  Hulu Plus, the paid-subscription counterpart to free, ad-supported...
Hulu Benefits From New Mountain Lion Mirroring Feature
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