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

By Emil ยท 30 replies
Oct 27, 2010
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  1. 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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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    I'm sure the poRn community would be interested in getting involved. ;)
  3. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I am a web developer, just not professional and have really nothing to offer, but I still want one. That counts right ;)
  4. ReMonster

    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.
  5. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +901

    I'm not impressed by this, since google has a lot of ofices world wide why is it only targgeting us.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    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.
  7. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    i dunno about this... =/
    couldn't u just use a hdmi cable and connect yur comp to the tv?
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,526

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

    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.
  9. tacobfm

    tacobfm TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Pretty sick. This would pretty good if it was cash+google tv :D
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,526

    Nah, just shut up and work for nothing, after all we owe it to Google. Just ask them.

    BTW, did you mean "sick", or "slick", or both?
  11. thedrelle

    thedrelle TS Enthusiast Posts: 61   +12

    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.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,967   +2,526

    I'm just hoping they'll redo Katie Couric's colonoscopy in hi-def......

    Some reruns never get old....:rolleyes:
  13. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    i looked at the form and it looks like a lot of work to get a google tv.
  14. Geniusguy

    Geniusguy TS Rookie

    Very good initiative by google but am not sure this will be successful as it is limited only to the us :(
  15. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Yes its a good initiative but dont know how it will work for them. We here in India are very behind in latest technology
  16. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

  17. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    I would ask for one, though I hardly ever sit infront of a TV anymore these days.
  18. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    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.
  19. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    Well, it should be complicated, it's a free tv ffs.
  20. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 551   +26

    I wonder how many ppl have applied for that...?
  21. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Another great marketing campaign by Google; nice job guys!
  22. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    Why is the cool stuff US only

    Im a web developer programming application in Google web toolkit. Why exclude Canada :(
  23. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    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
  24. ElShotte

    ElShotte TS Booster Posts: 163

    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.
  25. jenifleo

    jenifleo TS Rookie

    I wish I was a web developer. Does facebook count??

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