Recent moves by two of the biggest names in tech shed light on their plans for digitally connected TVs. When it comes to living-room entertainment, how will Apple and Microsoft succeed where Google and Yahoo have already hit with a thud?
A new survey by Forrester tracking U.S. consumer activity has revealed that the Net has caught up with TV as a pastime. Not that TV has lost any hold on us — both suck 13 hours of our time a week on average. Here's why that means big things for Web-based TV.
Hulu's in the early stages of developing a new online exclusive clips show, recapping the TV of the day in blog-esque "bite sizes." As well as hinting at Hulu's growth, it also reminds us that TV as we know it is about to change.
Microsoft often tramps along the same footpath that Apple's followed, hoping to cream some money from the market with a minimum of effort, and a new rumor suggests it's trying again—this time with online subscription TV.
The tech world's just digging in to Google TV, now that Sony's units are in the limelight. But one fact is glaringly obvious from the unit's remote: This is not a unit for your Granny. Or possibly your parents. And that might be Google TV's undoing.