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How Intel TV Failed -- Pay Attention Google and Apple

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    How Intel TV failed -- pay attention, Google and Apple | Internet & Media - CNET News (click for full article)

    by Joan E. Solsman - Dec. 5, 2013

    Analysis: Intel aspired to revolutionize cable and satellite with Web TV. Just because it failed doesn't mean Apple, Google, and the rest will too -- but they're no closer to a happy ending.
     
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    Intel killed its internet TV project because it couldn't make content deals | The Verge (click for full article)

    by Nathan Ingraham - Jan. 2, 2013

    -- Intel spent much of the last year talking up its ambitious plan to launch an internet TV service - but its grand plans eventually fell by the wayside. Now, we're hearing why: new CEO Brian Krzanich told Recode that Intel's plans went up in smoke because it wasn't able to get the content it needed. "When you go and play with the content guys, it's all about volume," said Krzanich. "and we come at it with no background, no experience, no volume. We were ramping from virtually zero."


    Verizon has been rumored to be the front-runner to purchase Intel's failed venture, and Krzanich's quotes make it sound like they'd be a natural match for what Intel has developed thus far. "What we've said is we are out looking for a partner that can help us scale that volume at a much quicker rate," he said. Verizon already has extensive relationships with content providers for its cable services - the hardware that Intel's been building could eventually power Verizon's content network if the deal comes to pass. Krzanich still sounds proud of that hardware, saying that Intel build a "great device" with "great technology."


    Read more at: http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/52...project-because-it-couldnt-make-content-deals
     
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