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5/20/2010 10:00 PM EDT
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Mike Demler
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Mike Demler   5/23/2010 3:32:22 AM
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Keep in mind that Google also launched the Open Source Project concurrent with release of the G-1 smartphone. Google created Google TV with its partners, but MIPS already has Android in set top boxes. They may not be part of this particular development, but openness of the ecosystem means that they also are not excluded from competing in the same space with Intel, Logitech etc. I expect more MIPS Android STBs to come from the formation of the OESF in Japan.

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CamilleK   5/22/2010 6:14:55 AM
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Good point Tim related to anti-trust legal battles. The recent decision by the FCC to reclaim partial regulation authority by reclassifying Internet as a communication service rather than information service (thus thwarting the attempts at voiding net neutrality through the federal appeals court's decision that the FCC had no authority to regulate Comcast ability to interfere with what gets pushed through their pipes) will probably prevent a Comcast from blocking Google and indeed there is a kind of stand-off or unstable equilibrium at play here. I am no lawyer to see whether/when this gets resolved, but I think public opinion and sentiment will certainly influence a bit more fair access that what can be legally gotten away with. Besides, compelling technology has a way to find a way, meaning if it is faster, cheaper, better then the odds are it will at least be here to stay if not prevail.

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RobShambro   5/22/2010 12:47:19 AM
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rick merritt   5/21/2010 7:50:51 PM
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Thanks for weighing in, Tim. These are good issues to watch. Stay in touch!

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Mr. FA   5/21/2010 4:52:09 PM
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It doesn't feel very open source at the moment with two companies having exclusive access to SDK and intel's chip being the only solution. Why not give all the companies open access prior to this announcement and say "we are working with everyone"? I'm sure there are many other chipmakers that have better solutions than intel in this low power soc socket.

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CamilleK   5/21/2010 7:15:46 AM
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I believe web/TV morphing into one delivery has its advantages. What I want to see first is what the user's benefits are. I had always predicted that Circuit City's DivX effort to provide DVD rentals was doomed because everybody benefited but the consumer. So if done right the Web/TV would have content/location/time independence. Watch what you want, where you want, when you want. Oh and while you are there, put a lid on forced commercials flashing, blinking, zipping and interrupting your experience even with banners and the like. The way I see it, commercials are allowed only if your Internet and cable are free. Now we are paying for both and not getting much of an experience. GUI interface designers and ergonomic ambience creators take note. If done right, the content providers can finally include creative contributions in the Arts/Entertainment from independent producers/writers and I would gladly pay for this to occur. Finally, I predict that the TV inside the web is the way of the future and I say the more entrants the merrier and the better for our technology Eco-system and for the creative community at large.

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rick merritt   5/20/2010 10:54:09 PM
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What do you think about the move to merge Web and TV?

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