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Ars Technica: HP Cancels Media Hub

Jan 06, 2006, 12:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Bangeman)

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"One of the last major moves of former HP CEO Carly Fiorina's troubled tenure at the company was announcing at last year's CES of the company's plans to build a media hub. The ambitious HP-branded hardware would run Linux and be marketed as a consumer electronics device rather than a PC. The capability list was impressive: the ability to play HD video, act as a digital cable set-top box, a dual-tuner DVR, as well as a general digital media (e.g., photos, music, video) server. On the eve of the 2006 CES, HP has decided to let the media hub die a quiet death..."

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