Google TV Coming to a Tube Near You?
Google, Sony and Intel are partnering up to launch what reports say to be Google TV. Think of it like YouTube on your TV with an Internet connection. Most new TVs now are capable of supporting web-based programming if it came down to that, but Google denies the reports and says they are simply rumours. Many consumers who currently use Apple TV say it’s changed their viewing habits, similar to what DVRs did a few years ago. Whether Google launches a TV platform or not, there are already some interesting mockup designs online to show what it could look like, but like Google said, nothing has been confirmed at this point.
Apple Accepting iPad Apps
If you’re a developer, get busy on creating those iPad apps, because Apple is now accepting them until March 27th. The company said this week it will only accept apps created using iPhone SDK 3.2 Beta 5. There’s a lucrative market in app creation, with some developers raking in millions of dollars per year simply by creating apps for the mobile devices. I have yet to jump into that market myself, as I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to creating one. Although, I’m sure hiring a developer and splitting the profits would be one idea.
YouTube Challenges Users to Create GOOD Videos
The Onion spoofed a YouTube contest this week calling for users to make a “good” video. The user who makes the best one would take away $100,000. Unfortunately, it’s not a real contest, but I wish it was!
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