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Google is partnering with Sony and Intel to release the Google TV

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  • Profile picture of the author David McAnulty
    Thats cool and all, but they should have just bought Hulu. It is already rolled in a neat little package.
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  • Profile picture of the author hawk123
    That´s the next (very reasonable) step after aquiring YouTube. I tried to figure out a way they could combine YouTube and TV, but they seemed to have found another solution. Google is now not only trying to dominate the web,... now TV is up on their focus.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
      It was only a matter of time. In 50 years time Google will
      probably rule the world.

      Although it looks good don't we already have that?
      We can already connect our computers to the tv can't we? I don't
      do it so I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure we can.

      Honestly to me it looks like Google's just trying to muscle
      their way into another market. And push the competitors around
      with their huge amounts of cash.

      Should be a big earner for them though.

      Next up, Google Radio, Google Gyms, Google Homes, Google Cars,
      Google Airways, Google Computers, Google Banks, Google Government...
      I could go on lol.

      Will
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      • Profile picture of the author remotedb
        Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

        It was only a matter of time. In 50 years time Google will
        probably rule the world.

        Although it looks good don't we already have that?
        We can already connect our computers to the tv can't we? I don't
        do it so I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure we can.

        Honestly to me it looks like Google's just trying to muscle
        their way into another market. And push the competitors around
        with their huge amounts of cash.

        Should be a big earner for them though.

        Next up, Google Radio, Google Gyms, Google Homes, Google Cars,
        Google Airways, Google Computers, Google Banks, Google Government...
        I could go on lol.

        Will
        Nah, Social media is already making them irrelevant. It's why they are buying up do many types of media, to try to maintain relevance. Facebook has already surpassed Google as the most visited site on the web, Twitter is snapping at it's heels.

        Once people begin to realize that more people are surfing facebook than Google it won't take long for their PPC platform to die out, that's their main cash cow generating 95% of their income. They think buy buying all these other media properties they can replace that income stream, they already know they have to and are scared ****less.
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        • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
          Originally Posted by remotedb View Post

          Nah, Social media is already making them irrelevant. It's why they are buying up do many types of media, to try to maintain relevance. Facebook has already surpassed Google as the most visited site on the web, Twitter is snapping at it's heels.

          Once people begin to realize that more people are surfing facebook than Google it won't take long for their PPC platform to die out, that's their main cash cow generating 95% of their income. They think buy buying all these other media properties they can replace that income stream, they already know they have to and are scared ****less.
          You raise some good points. But I don't see Google or adwords
          dying out. Even if they had half the traffic they had now they'd
          still have a hell of a lot of it to pass on to their advertisers.

          I agree with you about them trying to buy up as many properties
          as they can though because they realise they're not as dominant
          as they were a couple of years ago.

          Will
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Sorry remotedB, I don't go to Facebook to do online searches. I go to Google. Google is a search engine. Social media is social media. Yes, you can advertise on both but they fill different roles in online business. So I don't agree that social media is making Google irrelevant. You're comparing apples to oranges, I'm afraid. I hear it all the time, and it still doesn't make sense to me. As far as most visited websites goes, Google now may be 2nd to Facebook, but that doesn't mean Google still isn't the best search engine around that everyone will be visiting for years to come. The biggest threat Google has to its core business model are...get this, other search engines! Amazing....Social media are not search engines. Google should only be truly worried when Facebook releases a search engine that searches the web for results, and not just it's own site.
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    • Profile picture of the author remotedb
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      Sorry remotedB, I don't go to Facebook to do online searches. I go to Google. Google is a search engine. Social media is social media. Yes, you can advertise on both but they fill different roles in online business. So I don't agree that social media is making Google irrelevant. You're comparing apples to oranges, I'm afraid. I hear it all the time, and it still doesn't make sense to me. As far as most visited websites goes, Google now may be 2nd to Facebook, but that doesn't mean Google still isn't the best search engine around that everyone will be visiting for years to come. The biggest threat Google has to its core business model are...get this, other search engines! Amazing....Social media are not search engines. Google should only be truly worried when Facebook releases a search engine that searches the web for results, and not just it's own site.
      You are missing the forest for the trees. Search and the entire nature of the web itself is changing. You actually alluded to it yourself with this comment: "I don't go to Facebook to do online searches". That's focused on what YOU do, but the generation that has grown up on social media doesn't use the web the way YOU do, they don't see it the way YOU do. Web 2.0 isn't about search at all, it never was. It contains a search component but as the web evolves, methods of finding information like Google's search are becoming increasingly irrelevant. There will be a time in the not too distant future when instead of going to a search prompt, people will ask their social contacts for recommendations and information, and collaborative updating and maintenance will be the source of most information. Wikipedia is an excellent example of it.
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      • Profile picture of the author meganeven
        I guess the real question is do people want to merge traditional TV with Internet?
        People want to merge any two good things together, in my experience.
        "Check out my CD player! It also makes coffee..."
        I don't get it but it seems to be happening everywhere all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1960Texan
    This is going to be a huge cash cow for those among us able to develop popular apps for Google TV. I'm sure there are a number of Warriors that were able to develop simple, yet popular, iPhone apps in the early days of that device. My mind is racing at the possibilities.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemac1
    @blogginginc - actually this isn't the first step, there have been many others, I'm pretty young and even I remember WebTV from Microsoft. Right now, here in the U.S., if you use Verizon FIOS, you can access Twitter & Facebook right there on your TV...

    I guess the real question is do people want to merge traditional TV with Internet?

    And I just don't know the answer to that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ladyspinner
    I agree with Amitywill. Google will be into everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Delta223
    I can't wait until I can eat a Googleburger
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    Google is doing what needs to be done...

    "When you are UP, keep going UP"

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