February 19, 2013

Why Intel TV Could Really Shake Things Up

Tim Carmody, The Verge


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ntel? Really? There were rumors and reports for months that Intel was mounting a play for internet TV, but there was always an element of implausibility to them. Finally, on February 12, Intel VP Eric Huggers publicly announced that the company had been negotiating with major content companies and would introduce a set-top box and internet television platform before the end of 2013. But the foggy aura around the idea hasn't gone away. The disbelief isn't just due to the lack of concrete details, or the prospect of a top chipmaker competing with established cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. It's because we've been burned by big promises before.

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