Samsung’s Smart TVs Serve Up 2 Million App Downloads Globally in January 2011

Samsung Smart TV Apps GraphicIt appears Samsung is on a tear with its TV app market. The company is announcing that they've hit 2 million downloads this month, doubling what they did at the end of November 2010. Congrats! Like the movie Field of Dreams, I guess if you build it they will come. We've had discussions on "What Is [...]

What Is and Isn’t a Smart TV

Google TV- Search InterfaceIt seems Intel has coined a new descriptor for connected home devices that defines a new category within the space. Personally, I like the term "Smart TV." Trouble is many have started grouping unintended devices and platforms as part of the mix when reporting on Smart TVs. According to Intel, a Smart TV is able [...]

Cisco Videoscape Demo at CES 2011

Cisco Videoscape Demo CES 2011OK, now that we can all view Cisco's presentation of Videoscape at CES 2011 (previously they posted a bogus video demo on their product page — it's still there, by the way) the new Videoscape platform is hands down the most advanced Smart TV platform unveiled to date. I stated that they've taken a page [...]

Cisco Enters the Smart TV Space, Takes a Page from Google TV

Cisco Videoscape DemoCisco sure does sound confident today. The company is announcing that it will be partnering with TV service providers to help them roll out their next generation TV set-top boxes powered by its new Videoscape technology. Much like Google TV, Cisco Videoscape is able to combine live TV, on-demand, web, and social content in a [...]