Turns out that people mostly just want to use their television sets to, y’know, watch TV. So much for the smart TV. Instead, tablets are turning into tomorrow’s set-top box.
A growing over-the-wire revenue and user base, more smartphone sales than ever… Verizon’s got it all going on this quarter.
Intel’s plans to launch a pay-TV service is likely to end as disastrously as its other stabs at the consumer electronics market. Remember Viiv? How about that fabulously successful Intel MP3 player?
Cisco wants to team up with cable operators and other service providers in delivering interactive TV to the living room. While the new services may be cool, they are guaranteed to leave a dent in one’s wallet.