Amir Efrati and Ethan Smith, reporting for the WSJ:
Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams
music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under
the company’s own brand, according to people briefed on the
The effort marks a sharp shift in strategy for Google, which for
the first time would design and market consumer electronic
devices under the Google brand.
If Amazon can get into the hardware business, why not Google too? I have to presume that such a device would work with video, too, not just audio. Audio-only doesn’t make any sense to me.
See also: Dan Frommer.
★ Thursday, 9 February 2012