Google said looking for Motorola set-top buyer
Google is already looking to sell the set-top box business it will get as part of the $12.5 billion buy of Motorola Mobility, the New York Post claimed. In August, during the announcement of the purchase, the plan was to make the business work under Google's tutelage. Cable operators have been slow to buy Motorola set-tops ever since the Google buy was announced.
Comcast, Intel, and Pace partner on new STB
Comcast has partnered with Intel and Pace to develop a new hybrid Xfinity TV set-top-box. The device gets its “hybrid” title as it blends several technologies including tru2way and IP capabilities. It will allow users to experience cloud-base TV, live TV, On Demand and DVR all through one STB.
Will demo at Cable Show in Chicago June 14-16
Internet content company Chumby Industries and digital video device manufacturer Pace have collaborated on a set of applications to run on Pace's Internet-connected television set-top boxes. Chumby had previously focused on managing content through stand-alone Chumby-branded and third party devices such as the Sony Dash and Best Buy Insignia Infocast Internet Media Display. Chumby apps are also available for the Android OS.