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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Product Manager - Interactive TV - Mountain View Google Jobs

Looks like Google is wanting to get more into the TV space based on this job posting.
Experience developing/launching products in one or more of the following areas: interactive TV, set-top-boxes, personal video recorders, video-on-demand, IP TV or cable TV technologies.

What could they be up to next? I'm imagining P2P sharing "appliances". Think set-top-box with an ethernet or wireless connection and a built-in bittorrent app. (ip)TV watchers would get a TV guide menu similar to current cable or satellite TV menus, but the content is seeded by online video providers (like google's video service) and shared between peers. The content is also available on-demand. Just a [wishful] thought.