Google TV – A new way of thinking about TV entertainment


Google TV

A replacement for cable? Time will tell

Google being a powerhouse in the IT industry is always looking to extend it’s reach in many areas (communication, advertisement, social networking, gaming, etc…). Some have succeeded like search, email, advertising, and others not so much like Google Wave (depending on who you talk to).  One area that they’re now tapping into is TV. In May, Google announced one of their latest innovations called Google TV. (Click here to view announcement)

Simply put, it’s TV from the internet. In Fall 2010, Google is going to launch Google TV in collaboration with companies like Sony, Logitech, Intel, and the Dish Network. They want to change the way people think about TV. Instead of looking at programs that are scheduled at certain times defined by networks, Google wants users to be able to search/browse through their TVs for programs that they wish to watch.

This is done through one of two ways:

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Google Buzz – Why stay connected?


Another failed Google product like Wave? Time will tell.

Internet users beware. You’re turning into an all-the-time-connected person stuck on your computer at work, at home, on your phone, everywhere you go. People update their Facebook statuses by the minute. Other people seem Twitter

happy because their lives are so freaking entertaining, because I REALLY want to know that the “cookies in the oven are done!”, or that you’re “sitting at McDonalds eating”.

Why are we so connected? Between MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and now Google Buzz.

Google Buzz is entering an already established social media platform with the promise that you’ll be able to share your photos, statuses, videos, and even… oh my god… conversations?

You mean we can do exactly the same thing we’ve been doing on Facebook for a while now? You mean that Google will finally give us a place where we can poke friends, get lost in a maze of privacy settings, have people we don’t like look at our stuff, and cause drama between friends because Sally didn’t invite Mark to her party?

Yes, that’s what it seems like. People will jump on the bandwagon, and will attempt to make use of it, and Google will hope that it will get a piece of the internet community stripping it away from Facebook. Read more of this post