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Ars Technica: HP Cancels Media Hub

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

"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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