Google plans to merge web and TV
Google believes it has come up with the technology to unite web surfing with channel surfing on televisions.To reach the long-elusive goal of turning TV sets into internet gateways, Google has partnered with Sony, Intel and Logitech International. They unveiled their much-anticipated plan for a ”smart” TV, and Intel CEO Paul Otellini predicted the effort will be ”the biggest improvement to television since colour”.
”Our goal is to make the same impact on television as the smart phone has had on the mobile phone market,” said Rishi Chandra, the Google product manager who is overseeing the smart TV project.
This sort of old news or at least I seem to remember vague attempts at getting this going years ago.
It is the correct and natural progression, the TV is the best means of bringing the internet to the masses. However I would rather that it wasn’t necessarily Google that brokers this, they have their hands in too many aspects of the internet and that is NOT a good thing. There is a governing core principle that is likened to a charter , that has existed which is known as ’Net Neutrality’ it’s a fundamental principle designed to ensure no one organization attempts control and dominance of the open architecture that is the internet, Google have for some time fealt like they were on a mission to usurp this principle.