The New York Times (Google and Partners Seek TV Foothold) and Web TV Wire (Google TV On Way â€“ Search Giant Teams With Intel & Sony For Android-Based Set-Top Box) are reporting that…
Google and Intel have teamed with Sony to develop a platform called Google TV to bring the Web into the living room through a new generation of televisions and set-top boxes. (NYT)
RED66 readers (yes, all three of you) got a glimpse of the future and already knew about this development four years ago, when I wrote about “Google Media.” Some choice quotes from that article:
Google has been quietly getting ready to bring the power of its brand and technology to the way you experience music, television and media in general.
Google has the equipment and expertise necessary to set up a massive media distribution and tracking network, integrated into their existing search and advertising technologies.
Google is also making inroads into the set-top box business, hoping to bring
televisionmedia straight into your television (whether itâ€™s in your living room or your mobile phone).
At the time I wrote that article (April, 2006) I made a mock-up of what a Google Media Dashboard could look like, based on their Google Finance interface. What do you think?
Read the original article here: Google Media.
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