Intel and Google to deliver video search for Viiv platform

Posted on Friday, Jan 06 2006 @ 03:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel and Google today announced plans to bring Google Video to the new Intel Viiv technology platform. This planned collaboration is intended to give consumers an easy way to search, manage and consume the huge amount of video information available on the Internet from the comfort of their couch.

The technology involved makes it possible to combine the power of Google Video with Intel's expertise in digital home interoperability specifications, allowing Google Video users to consume video on their television and on portable devices wherever and whenever they choose. Intel Viiv technology is designed to enhance and manage digital entertainment in the home. PCs based on the Intel Viiv technology platform will be able to support high-definition video, surround sound and many other exciting features for the consumer that demands more from their entertainment experience.

"Google looks forward to working with Intel to bring Google Video to consumers who use the new Intel Viiv platform," said Susan Wojcicki, vice president for product management at Google. "Both companies believe open standards are critical to provide rapid growth in digital entertainment. Our goal is to work closely with Intel to make Google Video content available on new digital devices in the home."


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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