Verizon iPhone Will Not Run on 4G Network (yet), CNET’s Maggie Reardon

While the imminent introduction of Verizon's 4G smart phones created a good bit of buzz at CES, the highly anticipated Verizon iPhone will likely run on the company's existing 3G network, at least initially, says Maggie Reardon, lead telecom reporter for CNET News.com in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Boxee Readies Launch Of Hulu Plus and Netflix

LAS VEGAS — Fresh on the heels of the announcement to stream CBS television programming on the Boxee platform, the service will launch Vudu this week and will soon provide Hulu Plus and Netflix, says Avner Ronen, CEO in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Tablets to Take Center Stage at CES

Already this week, Vizio and Toshiba have introduced new tablet computers and more tablet releases should be unveiled at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

 

Roku: “We Are the Value Leader” in the Connected Living Room and are “Well Positioned”

With its small, one-pound box priced from $60 to $100 depending on features, Roku is the “value leader” in the connected living room, says company spokesperson Brian Jaquet in this interview with Beet.TV

 

Google TV’s Choudhary: We “Never Intended to Replace Cable or Satellite”

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif — Google TV was never intended to replace subscriptions to cable or satellite TV, but to integrate Web video and Apps with television offerings, says Google's Saluhuddin Choudhary, project manager, in this interview with Beet.TV

 

A Google TV Demo at the Googleplex with Salahuddin Choudhary

MOUNTAIN VIIEW, Calif — November 18 — Beet.TV visited the Googleplex for this demo of Google TV given by Salahuddin Choudhary, the Google TV Product Manager.

 

Forrester’s McQuivey: Microsoft Could be “Dominant Player in the TV Business Overnight”

LOS ANGELES — While the television industry is abuzz in anticipation over Google TV, the big story in the convergence of television and the Web could be the Xbox, says Forrester's James McQuivey, a top industry analyst.

 

HTML5 Video is Not Ready for the Web, W3C’s Le Hegaret

CAMBRIDGE, Mass — Despite the growing demand for HTML5, and its deployment by many big online players, its commercial introduction is premature as there is no standard for the new technology, says Philippe Le Hegaret, leader of effort at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to establish standards for HTML and SVG.

 

Android’s Massive Success Due to Verizon, NPD’s Ross Rubin

Today's news from Nielsen about the fast growth of Android to become the most popular mobile operating system in the U.S. owes much of its success to the support of Verizon Wireless, says Ross Rubin, lead technology analayst at the NPD Group.

 

BlackBerry, Qualcomm in $10 Million Round for Facial Recognition Firm

Viewdle, the facial recognition company with its origins in the Soviet military, has closed a $10 million funding round  with the the BlackBerry VC fund and Qualcomm, David Kaplan at paidContent reports on the deal this morning.

 

Google TV Adoption Will be Challenged by Lack of Carrier Support, Analyst

While Google’s Android OS has been has been a huge hit for handsets, thanks in part to subsidization in the U.S. by Verizon Wireless, there will be no sort of carrier support for Google TV. 

 

Vimeo Plans iPhone App, Report

Vimeo, the video sharing site favored by independent content creators and an increasing number of consumers, is developing an iPhone App, according to a report on NewTeeVee.

 

Vimeo Brings Personalization of the Web Experience to Television via Roku

Earlier this month, Vimeo, the IAC-owned video sharing site, announced an integration with Roku.  More than just featuring videos and providing search, the implementation is highly personalized, very Web like.

 

IAC’s Vimeo Video Sharing Site Now Live on Roku Box

Vimeo, the online video site, a unit of IAC, will now provide video distribution to the television set via Roku, the companies announced today.

 

Exclusive: BlackBerry Funds Viewdle — Visual Recognition for Video to Launch Soon on Mobile

Viewdle, the visual recognition software company with origins in the Soviet military, has received a venture round from the RIM's BlackBerry Fund, says John Albright, co-managing partner in this exclusive interview with Beet.TV.

 

Verizon Wireless Readies App Developer Support for Android — Network Keeping up with Smartphone Demand

Verizon Wireless will "soon" introduce a comprehensive App development platform for Android OS, says Jennifer Byrne, Executive Director of New Business Development & Partnership at Verizon Wireless.

 

Disney Has Mobile Video Deal with Japan’s BeeTV for Vampire Series

LOS ANGELES — Disney’s Web original studio has a distribution deal for its I Heart Vampires series to run on BeeTV, the Japanese mobile broadcaster.

 

John Dvorak “Cranky” about Apple’s “Breakable” iPhone 4

John C. Dvorak might like SmartPhones but he's not a fan of the iPhone. He doesn't like the AT&T tie-up and he said the new iPhone4 "just looks breakable." After all, who doesn't drop their phone once every few months?

 

Video Interview: YouTube Launches Mobile App’s as Daily Playbacks Hit 100 Million

SAN BRUNO, CA — With 100 million daily video views on mobile devices, YouTube has  has decided to create a mobile video site and  to launch new Apps.

 

Brightcove Announces Support for Android Mobile Web Devices and Native Apps

CAMBRIDGE, Mass (via Skype Video) — Brightcove, the big online video services company, has released a comprehensive solution for Android devices, for the mobile Web, and for native Apps.

 
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