Panasonic Adds Twitter Functionality to Its VIERA Cast-enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray Players

Panasonic VIERA Cast Twitter AppInteresting. Panasonic has opted to include a custom Twitter app to their VIERA Cast-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players that will allow users to tweet their friends while watching TV, search, access/create favorites, see their friends/followers, and view the public timeline. However, the app doesn't overlay live TV or work in the sidebar like other examples [...]

Skype-Enabled TV Ecosystem Keeps On Growing

Samsung Skype-Enabled HDTVIt was just last month at CES when Skype announced its partnerships with LG Electronics and Panasonic to deliever Skype-enabled TVs to the market. Today Samsung is announcing that all Samsung LED 7000 and 8000 series HDTVs will be Skype-enabled as well. While TVs may be "Skype-enabled", all current models require the purchase of a [...]

Strategy Analytics Places Apple and Cisco As Digital Home Market Leaders to Watch

Strategy Analytics, in their latest report “Connected Home Leaderboard: A Strategic Assessment Of The Leading CE, PC and Mobile Companies,” concluded that Apple and Panasonic have made the greatest strides in the Digital Home segment for the past two years and that up-in-comer Cisco (aka Linksys by Cisco) is set to make a big splash [...]