GOOGLE’S ENTRY INTO DVR BUSINESS?

GOOGLE’S ENTRY INTO DVR BUSINESS?

I am obviously an “OTT” addict, with a 5-port HDMI switch for my Apple TV, Boxee, Western Digital, Roku and my Google TV! (Logitech version) – forgot to mention the Panasonic Smart TV!  (Limited and not much fun)

My go to device is the GOOGLE TV – for regular program watching and easy application management for my …..my…..and here is the BIG thing – MY MOTOROLA set top box!  (Boxee being my go to for fun, quick and interesting NON – TRADITIONAL TV) 

As a consumer – I love the idea of the integration of Android and the set top box / DVR. 

As the President and co-founder of a public company  focused on providing content across multiple platforms/devices, it makes me nervous.  

It is and will continue to be an interesting year for those of us involved in this business.

 

Joe Q. Bretz

Agreed 100%! Partnership is going to be KEY for all of us involved in this space.

Gigaom

“Operators treat partners like vendors.” That quote comes form Google(s goog) director of global Android partnerships John Lagerling, who said it during a panel discussion this week at Management World in Dublin, where it was captured by Light Reading. It’s a telling statement, especially coming from one of the most important players in the mobile industry.

Several years ago, operators could have gotten away with treating everyone else in the mobile ecosystem as a mere supplier. After all, they ran the whole show. If your service, device or technology was ever going to make it onto an operator’s network, you had to kiss the ring. A lot has changed in a few years.

These days, Google and Apple(s aapl) have far more clout in the global wireless industry than any individual carrier. Apple’s decisions on which radio technologies to support can cause seismic shifts in the industry. And…

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