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WSJ: Google Developing Home Entertainment System

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 company’s plans.

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