(Corrects earlier version to clarify YouTube has hundreds of thousands, not millions, of channels)
It almost seems like a bygone era, with the Web search giant now appearing to favor a more muted approach to product unveilings.
Add Orb TV to the list of devices that is attempting to bring the web to the TV. The Oakland, Calif.-based company launched the product on Thursday — a hockey puck shaped object (pictured on the left) that promises to deliver all sorts of content available on the Internet straight to your TV.
This holiday season, technology companies are singing a familiar refrain: “Everybody gather around the TV.” With Apple Inc and Google Inc already rolling out their devices to plug into the home television, the connected living room just got more crowded, as hard drive maker Western Digital Corp has updated its television media player just in time to compete with the likes of Apple TV and Google TV for the almighty holiday shopping dollar.
Almost five months after telling the world about its television aspirations, Internet search giant Google is providing more details on its forthcoming Google TV service.