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  • QVIVO Raises $1M From SingTel For Media Cloud To Store And Watch Movies

    QVIVO Raises $1M From SingTel For Media Cloud To Store And Watch Movies

    Qvivo has raised $1 million from SingTel Group’s corporate venture capital fund for a media-only cloud that people can use to store and watch movies and television shows, as well as and listen to music available in its library. The Singapore-based company will use the funding to build out its service and white label program for telecommunications providers, media companies, and… Read More

  • Vizio Sells Out Co-Star Stream Player In Under 12 Hours

    Vizio Sells Out Co-Star Stream Player In Under 12 Hours

    Vizio quietly posted that it sold out the Vizio Co-Star Stream Player pre-order in the first 12 hours that it was available. Read More

  • With XBMC Ported To Android, There Might Finally Be A Reason To Buy A Google TV

    With XBMC Ported To Android, There Might Finally Be A Reason To Buy A Google TV

    Content is king, and so far Google TV is sorely lacking content. However, with the launch of the famed Xbox Media Center on Android, Google might have a chance in the battle for living rooms. The group behind the classic media player software announced the project and released the source code over the weekend. This could be big. XBMC was a pioneer in media streaming software. Originally… Read More

  • Google’s TV Strategy Is Doomed

    Google’s TV Strategy Is Doomed

    I feel like we’re watching Google TV roll by and off into a nearby ditch. The company doesn’t have much dedication to the platform and, like Apple TV, GTV is failing to gain traction. As Ryan notes, outside of a few I/O sessions, Google said very little about the Google TV project this year and I’m almost certain it means they’ve scrapped the project but don’t want… Read More

  • YouTube For Google TV Gets Recommendations, Smoother Playback And A +1 Button

    YouTube For Google TV Gets Recommendations, Smoother Playback And A +1 Button

    Google TV, the company’s first serious foray into the living room, hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. That doesn’t mean Google has given up, though. Far from it. While there hasn’t been much news about Google TV itself lately, the YouTube app for Google TV is getting an update today. Google says that its developers have “been working like it’s a 24/7… Read More

  • Google TV Adds New International Apps, But It’s Still Only Available In U.S.

    Google TV Adds New International Apps, But It’s Still Only Available In U.S.

    Google today announced another step in the build-out of its Google TV service: it is adding several new international channels in the form of apps to the Google TV platform, aimed at those who live in the U.S. but are missing content from home. Among them are a mix of entertainment and news services, including al-Jazeera, the Chinese-language PPTV, the IslamBox collection of channels, Yupp… Read More

  • Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads

    Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads

    New data from app search firm Xyologic released this morning paints a picture of the relative success (or lack thereof) of the Google TV platform. By examining the install base for the apps exclusive to the Google TV platform, it’s clear that the Google media center product is still only attracting a niche crowd of early adopters. Of the nearly 4.8 million installed apps that are… Read More

  • Google TV Gets A New YouTube App

    Google TV Gets A New YouTube App

    Last month, Google began showing the new versions of Google TV at CES, giving the press a taste of what was in store. One particular panel discussing Google TV’s new capabilities led Rupert Murdoch to take to Twitter, bemoaning the pirating ways of the search behemoth. Forbes has the backstory here. Google TV posted on its Facebook page yesterday, saying that it has some big announcements… Read More

  • Sony Stays Committed To Google TV, Releases Two New GTV Products At CES 2012

    Sony Stays Committed To Google TV, Releases Two New GTV Products At CES 2012

    Sony released the first Google TV product back in the fun days of 2010. Since then, the smart TV platform has survived more than a year of criticism and a major overhaul. It’s still far from a industry leader, that title is head by Samsung’s SmartHub, but Google is sticking with it. And so it Sony. Read More

  • LG Shows Off Its New Google TV Set Before CES

    LG Shows Off Its New Google TV Set Before CES

    In keeping with our prediction that Google TV would be seeing something of an expansion this year at CES, LG’s first foray into the Google TV ecosystem has just been unveiled ahead of the show. As you can see in the picture, it’s got a new interface but the guts are still Google TV. This is probably something that we’ll be seeing more of: manufacturer-specific builds, like… Read More