reply to GTFan
Re: [STB] Cisco thinking of getting out of the set-top box busin An entry in Motorola's MediaExperiences2Go blog about the set-top's future:
The Set-Tops Future
MMI's MediaExperiences2Go blog - March 8, 2012
"With recent buzz around Smart TVs, game consoles, and other connected devices, there is continued discussion around the question: is the set-top dead? As the world leader in set-top technology, it is a question we hear all of the time.
The answer from our perspective, of course, is a resounding, NO! Its just the opposite the set-tops role is rapidly evolving to become the entertainment hub in the Living Room. And, with the number of connected devices predicted to increase to +24 billion in 2020, we see a very bright future."
Heh, rapidly evolving? Yeah, but Comcast's deployments aren't, either for boxes or for software. I understand why, and it can't be easy for them.
reply to telcodad
The latest on Motorola's future in cable and the STB business:
Cable Show 2012: Motorola's Moloney: 'We'll Still Be Here Tomorrow'
Exec Says Google Intends to Run Division as a Standalone Business
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News - May 21, 2012
Google officially completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility today:
Google completes Moto acquisition
By Jim Barthold, FierceIPTV - May 22, 2012
Press Release: »www.prnewswire.com/news-releases···155.html