Want a free Google TV? Tell Google you're a Web developer

Emil

TS Rookie
Google knows it's going to have a tough time convincing users to switch to its TV platform. As a result, over the next few weeks, the search giant is handing out 10,000 free Google TV units to developers in hopes of "empowering the developers of the world to make Google TV an even better experience, through websites that have been built with the TV screen in mind." 3,000 Google TV devices (specifically, ...

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ReMonster

TS Rookie
This isn't a bad approach to inspire developers to design in a more google-tv friendly site, but it will driven by the amount of changes that need to be made and the costs associated with that, not a free google-tv unit. Cash > google-tv, or better yet, cash+google tv.
 

Kibaruk

TechSpot Paladin
I'm not impressed by this, since google has a lot of ofices world wide why is it only targgeting us.
 

poertner_1274

secroF laicepS topShceT
I think they are only trying to talk up google tv and create a buzz around it so people get interested. It certainly caught my attention when they said FREE! Once this thing takes off I think they will have found something very worthwhile.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
OK, will they get paid if they come up with something worthwhile, or just get to keep the gimmick box?

i dunno about this... =/
couldn't u just use a hdmi cable and connect yur comp to the tv?
Well, um let's see. Yes, I daresay you could. Not only that but, I don't think the TV will accept Google's tracking cookies. No sorry, they stay in the computer. I forgot about that, there's always a downside.

Have any of the Google supporters thought about the fact, that now Google will be following you around, while you're doing something as innocuous as watching your own damned TV.

Hooray, now everybody's a "Neilson family"!

So, basically they'll be outside taking pictures of your property, at the same time they're jamming their noses up your a** while you're channel surfing! I know, I know, "if you're ashamed to let them know what you're watching on TV , you shouldn't be watching it". There, I said it , so that you'll spare me agony of having to hear it from you.
 

thedrelle

TS Enthusiast
Have any of the Google supporters thought about the fact, that now Google will be following you around, while you're doing something as innocuous as watching your own damned TV.

Hooray, now everybody's a "Neilson family"!

So, basically they'll be outside taking pictures of your property, at the same time they're jamming their noses up your a** while you're channel surfing! I know, I know, "if you're ashamed to let them know what you're watching on TV , you shouldn't be watching it". There, I said it , so that you'll spare me agony of having to hear it from you.
I think anyone who uses the internet or any kind of data service should realize that there is the potential risk someone providing that service can observe what your using it for. Is Google trying to take advantage of the powerful position they are in? probably not. Is Google the only thing we should be worried about? most likely no.
 

ruzveh

Banned
Yes its a good initiative but dont know how it will work for them. We here in India are very behind in latest technology
 

uttaradhaka

TS Rookie
This is an interesting strategy on the part of Google. Giving away free Google TVs to web developers. The lucky winners of the lottery will probably release interesting application that will integrate into Google TV.

Can't wait to see how Google's attempt to conquer the TV industry goes.
 

Neojt

TS Addict
Why is the cool stuff US only

Im a web developer programming application in Google web toolkit. Why exclude Canada :(
 

Johny47

TS Rookie
So contact google and tell them I'm a web developer and they'll just send me a goggle TV? hahaha ok I'll do that, I'll just say I work for Techspot(I'm only joking) =P
 

ElShotte

TS Booster
Done. I applied last night, I am a web developer who is currently employed by a business, I want it to be the first of its kind on Google TV, let's see if I get it.