Tuesday, January 16, 2007

TV done right.

This is a real breakthrough. And the concept of sharing bandwidth in order to provide the shows, plus the community scene of commenting, rating, etc. - that is what will fill in what TV has been missing all these years. And of course, it can be advertiser-supported, like the now-ubiquitous and unobsequious Google ads. Certainly with our large-format TV's we have the real estate on the screen to share. (And pay extra for no ads!).

Nice job. Keep it up.

Janus Friis: "The promise is still not fully realized, but we’ve come a long way, and – Venice is looking pretty darn cool!

We set out to try to merge the best of TV and the best of the Internet and I think we have just taken a big step on a long journey. For a few months we have been quietly testing with a small circle of people. Now, we’re going to expand that circle – with more and more people getting invited. If you want to take it for a spin, get an invitation from an existing beta tester.

The next months will bring many additional product features both on the end user and content provider side of things. And, importantly, more and more content. What you’ll see now is a preview of some of the categories of content you will find"
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