Yahoo iPad App Attack on the Media Stack

First it was the smartphones for Yahoo's neat IntoNow app and now it's launched for the iPad to aim at the ever-increasing media-stacking audience. The original app was launched for Android and iPhone early in 2011 and so Yahoo says, has had well over 1.5 million downloads. The move onto iPad seems like a good [...]

Yahoo! Acquires Social TV App IntoNow, Has the Potential to Make TV Invasive

IntoNow iPhone ScreenshotsThe big Social TV news of the day is that Yahoo! has just acquired the 12 week old company, IntoNow. When it first launched its Shazam/Foursquare-like service earlier this year I was excited by its potential to transform the way watch and share our TV experiences, but now I'm having second thoughts — thanks to [...]

Intel and Yahoo! Bring Their TV Widget Technology to Life in a Big Way At CES 2009

Yahoo! TV Widgets Partners ScreenshotSure we've started seeing a crop of "Connected HDTVs" making the news this month, but the real winner here is the Yahoo! Widget Engine and Intel's system-on-a-chip (Media Processor CE 3100) which provides the TV's processing power to handle all the various interactive media application services. In other words, all future HDTVs supporting TV Widgets [...]

Intel and Yahoo! to Bring the Internet to Television

Intel TV Widget ScreenshotIntel Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. today previewed plans for the Widget Channel, a television (TV) application framework optimized for TV and related consumer electronics (CE) devices that use the Intel Architecture. The Widget Channel will allow consumers to enjoy rich Internet applications designed for the TV while watching their favorite TV programs. The Widget Channel [...]