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5/21/2010 07:00 PM EDT
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Jayakumar
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Jayakumar   5/27/2010 4:27:22 AM
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Even Echostar's (satellite TV service) top boss had seen working version of Internet radio receiver in Mumbai and i had shown him clean demo. But in return, Echostar boss had abused me for getting media via IP network. Essentially, Echostar boss did not like Media via IP ( this was old news), but now google is going with Echostar ( strange for me!!!!!)

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Jayakumar   5/27/2010 4:21:33 AM
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IP centric entertainment devices appear to be having issues in getting acceptance from consumer market. For example, we in Epigon Media Technologies ( http://www.epigon.in/) had created Internet Radio device during 2002 and thought that it will fly like portable audio players. But some reasons, even today Internet Radio is accepted by consumer market. May be Google can try their luck and spend time and effort in creating IP centric TV and try their best towards getting in to consumer market.

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mickrussom   5/24/2010 6:03:26 PM
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Google, the information oligarch that maintains so much private information on people, the KGB/GRU/FSB/SVR/CIA/NSA/FBI would literally die to have the information Google keeps when it spies on people. Yet, we all know that oligarchs collude with other oligarchs, and the oligarchical collectivist governments and their respective spy agencies will gain the information of Google to further suppress and subjugate freedom, liberty and dissolve our national sovereignty in an information war being waged against the last remaining free people of Earth. Google, you are pure evil now, and should be regarded with a scornful mistrust.

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SallyF   5/24/2010 3:08:45 PM
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Google rocks! Standardization and open systems will save all of us tons of money over the long run. Proprietary systems are okay if you can afford them, but an open system with multiple vendors products available will make a wide selection available to the consumer. Horray for Google! One important point Mr. Dureau didn't make or wasn't printed is that a few years ago the resolution of TVs was too low to display text. HD has allowed the resolution of TVs to surpass many computer monitors. Low resolution TV is quickly disappearing and high definition is becoming commonplace. This is an important difference to market timing, and will be instrumental in making Google TV a success. Regarding content, Google's aquisition of YouTube positions them well with a tremendous amount of original material to supplement the networks.

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whizkidtn   5/24/2010 2:15:13 PM
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Here we go again with connecting the web and TV together in the living room. This has been tried various times since the mid-90's with limited success (Philips/Sony/Microsoft/Apple/etc). Only time will tell if we have a critical mass to be really successful. IMHO, It seems that you really have to have the bulk of the service providers (i.e., Comcast, etc.) engaged and able to really push this into the home if you really want to gain real penetration and traction into this space. Time will tell.

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CamilleK   5/22/2010 6:56:46 PM
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Depending on how soon Sony/Logitech roll out their box along with any cool wow experience, and the amount of net buzz, contagious behavior may quickly be provided by the early adopters before 2011. The blogosphere will already be set to give coverage and free promotion (net navel gazing and solidarity since after all net content has a new avenue). So, if the price is right, this could provide a good headstart. The challenge is to deliver a pleasant user experience, which means that rushing to market may not be in order if the features are cumbersome, squishy. Also promotional effort may be needed to counter nay-sayer campaigns. Perhaps experimenting with only 2 entrants is not a bad idea after all, to iron out any kinks. Sign me up to beta test....

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rick merritt   5/22/2010 5:23:53 PM
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Will GoogleTV go viral in 2011 when it is made open source? I suspect we will need to wait and see what the Sony and Logitech products are like in the fall. What do you think?

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