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Google's New Plan: Be Your Cable TV Provider?

Search giant may offer TV channels within video, phone, Internet service

(Newser) - Watch out, Comcast: Google is discussing a plan that could turn traditional cable on its head. The search giant is looking into providing video and phone services along with an already-announced high-speed Internet service in Kansas City, the Wall Street Journal reports—and the video service could include TV channels... More »

Apple TV Sets Could Hit Shelves This Year

TVs would bundle existing services, says ex-Apple exec

(Newser) - Call it the iBoobTube. Apple is poised to enter the television set business, perhaps as early as this fall, offering screens bundled together with iTunes and Apple TV all in one, a former Apple exec tells Daily Tech . Apple's previous attempts at getting into television, most notably the Apple... More »

Bad Reviews Delay Latest Google TV Debut

Search giant must improve inter-company relations: analysts

(Newser) - Google has delayed the grand unveiling of its new TV software, after a spate of less-than-stellar early reviews. Toshiba, LG Electronics, and Sharp were all planning to debut their versions of Google TV at the Consumer Electronics Show next month, but Google surprised them by asking them to hold off... More »

Microsoft Planning XBox TV Service

Television tech battle back on

(Newser) - Microsoft is planning to leap back into the battle for American living rooms with a new TV service, sources tell Reuters. The company has held talks with TV networks about creating a TV service to be delivered through the XBox console, establishing a "virtual cable operator" that would charge... More »

Content From Amazon, NBC to Power Google TV

Firm unveil new deals to populate its TV service

(Newser) - Google now has a series of deals to provide content for its new Google TV service, the Wall Street Journal reports, including with NBC Universal and Amazon. The latter will lend its Amazon Video on Demand library to Google TV users, giving them paid access to some 75,000 movies... More »

Google TV Spooks Hollywood

Entertainment execs fear Google plan could upend industry

(Newser) - Google wants to bring the Internet to your TV set, but many in Hollywood want Google to stay off their turf. Companies fear that the search king's Google TV project —which will allow users to search for and watch online videos via their TV sets—will encourage viewers to... More »

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