Hey, remember Boxee? Sure you do. As I wrote back in January of last year, it "might just be the cheap (finally!) alternative to your normal cable television package." It planned on doing as much by utilizing these four things: Social channel listings. Sharing. Channel editing. And an all-in-one interface. It was unveiled in November 2011, shipped in January of 2012 and ...
... now it's dead. Or, well, at least it's dead as we knew it. From Janko Roettgers at GigaOm ...
"Boxee ... read more
A new year means new calendars, fresh attitudes, thousands of unobtainable goals and a higher probability for us copy editors to somehow mess up the dates on the top of each page in the newspaper (it's not that we actually miss you, 2012 — it's just that we can't get the smell of your perfume out of our jackets and frankly, it's become grating). However, for Intel, the gigantic, all-encompassing chip-making mega-company, the new year means ... a stab at being the first to figure out an accessible ... read more
YouTube and Google. It's a marriage made in Internet heaven.
Or, well, at least that's what the suits behind both entities would love for you — yes, you! — to believe. It's also why YouTube announced plans this week to move forward with a little less than half the channels it backed about a year ago, when the video streaming service pumped more than $100 million into creating channels with original programming.
Cynics, as you may expect, are shouting words like "oh," "no," "I," "told," ... read more
Who could have thunk that Kansas City, Kansas, would ever be the mecca for all things Internet television? A Major League Soccer club, yes. The cutting edge of TV-watching habits, meh.
But that's what we have on our hands after Friday, when Google Fiber announced that it was going to light up its second "firberhood," which, coincidentally, happens to be in Kansas City. Labeled "Dub's Dread," the move comes in light of Google giving the green light to its Fiber operation back in July. The neighborhood ... read more
It's the little company that could.
Aereo, the Internet television startup we first wrote about all the way back in February, finally made enough noise to land a pretty cushy profile from Jenna Wortham at The New York Times on Sunday. This is big, why? Well, because it's now clear that people from The New York Times read this blog, duh! Rejoice!
Anyways, Joe Lipowski, the company's chief technology officer, was the centerpiece of the profile, and we even learned a little ... read more
So ... this has been spotty, hasn't it? The last few weeks have been a bit hectic, thus allowing me less time to babble about television, the Internet, technology and anything else of the like. My apologies for stepping out a bit. It wasn't because I don't love you. Just remember that.
What do you normally do when you spend some time away? You catch up, silly. You spend some time gathering yourself and collecting thoughts about all the things you happened to miss. Yes, I kicked off the new year ... read more
Hey. Remember Google TV? Yeah, I didn't think so. The Internet giant didn't quite go all in with its attempt at television market revolution, but it's safe to say it went at least more than half of the way in when it launched the oft-forgotten-about Google TV project. Granted, we've heard a couple tiny rumblings over the years — such as when the company announced plans to acquire Motorola — that made us think twice about the demise of such a product. But those moves have all turned out to be ... read more
Why, hello, hello. How have you been? It's been a couple of weeks. I won't even begin with the "Did you miss me?" talk, because I am sort of used to not being missed. Besides, I'm far too sensitive to stand a possible insulting answer to a mindless question anyways. So why even risk it, right? Right.
A lot has happened since we last rendezvoused, you know. And because I — the loving, caring blogtastic blogger that I am — love you — the fantastic, loyal, intelligent and attractive readers ... read more