Gadgets that use Google TV (GOOG) software to connect televisions to the internet are selling so...


Gadgets that use Google TV (GOOG) software to connect televisions to the internet are selling so poorly that Logitech (LOGI), which makes the Revue set-top box and keyboard built on Google technology, says customer returns are outpacing sales. Logitech's price cut of the box to $99 from $249 "states loud and clear that Google TV is on its last legs."

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  • mogando
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    that's the key difference between Apple and Google - Apple signs deals and pay the proper royalty before selling content (iTunes Store) or gadgets that access that content.

     

    Google tries to go through the backdoor by offering online streaming content without all the ads associated with the websites, so of course they would be upset and block it.

     

    Google has been having a continuous stream of these cases - dubious claims of patent-free VP8 video codec against MPEG.... Google TV backdoor-ing online streaming sites.... and of course, whether Android infringes on Oracle/Java on the software side and Apple/iPhone on the hardware manifestations
    29 Jul 2011, 10:42 AM Reply Like
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