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PCWorld: Sony Sees TV at the Center of Networked Home

Jan 10, 2003, 17:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joris Evers)

"In the broadband age the TV will replace the PC as the center of online entertainment, running on a Linux-based platform for connected home electronics devices, Sony President and Chief Operating Officer Kunitake Ando said Thursday.

"'The television is being reborn as an always-on and interactive device a?| as the center of broadband entertainment,' Ando said in a keynote address at the opening of the annual Consumer Electronics Show here. 'The first 50 years of color television were only the infancy stage.'

"Ando called for industry cooperation in consumer electronics as well as technology to make the broadband revolution happen, otherwise all might miss the boat. Last month, Sony of Tokyo and Matsushita Electric Industrial, better known by its Panasonic brand, announced they had begun joint development of a version of the Linux operating system for digital consumer electronics devices. Japan's top two players also secured basic support from a number of other major consumer electronics makers..."

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