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Television

Submission + - 'Connected Televisions/TVs' Still Not Very Connected (npdgroupblog.com) 1

antdude writes: "The National Purchase Diary (NPD) Group Blog reports that "Internet Connected TVs Are Used To Watch TV, And That’s About All — The Internet connected high definition television (HDTV) screen has so far failed to break beyond the bounds of its TV-centric heritage, with little use for the big screen beyond the obligatory video services. But the connection is being used to provide access to a far wider variety of alternative sources for video content. The latest NPD Connected Intelligence Application & Convergence report highlights that nearly six out of ten consumers who own a connected HDTV are accessing Over-the-Top (OTT) video services through the device. Seen on DSL/Broadband Reports."
Google

Submission + - Is the Web heading toward redirect hell? (pingdom.com)

Ant writes: "Royal Pingdom reports that every web sites seems to be heading toward redirect hell — "Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it.

We're talking about the apparent need of every web service out there to add intermediate steps to sample what we click on before they send us on to our real destination. This has been going on for a long time and is slowly starting to build into something of a redirect hell on the Web.

And it has a price..."

Seen on Linux Today."

Google

Submission + - Eleven (11) Years of Google: A Look Back (pcworld.com)

antdude writes: PC World (five pages; one print page) shares the eleven (11) years of Google's history — "Google has come a long way in its eleven-year history, from its humble beginning as a Stanford University research project in 1998, to the global, multi-billion dollar online presence Google enjoys today..."

Seen on Digg.

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