A few days ago, I told you that Adobe
You already knew that Yahoo! has its own "widget" platform, designed to let Web designers pull the big Y's tools and content onto their own sites. What's new today is a chorus of ringing endorsements from nearly every side of the television food chain. The "widget-based user experience" has been ported under the spiffy moniker Cinematic Internet.
Building on a partnership with Intel
It is obvious that TV watching tomorrow will be very different from the DVR-shifted experience today, and miles apart from the fixed schedules of yesteryear. Yahoo! is doing the right thing here, claiming a piece of this virgin ground before industry standards and user expectations have become established. The same goes for Adobe, and I'd be surprised (in a drawn-out, lingering kind of way) if Google
Whether Yahoo! or Adobe or Google wins out in this race to supremacy, the biggest winner is the consumer. Like I said, TV viewing is becoming an interactive, connected, on-demand experience. For investors, this is prime time for new positions in the visionaries who make it all possible. The end-user market truly wants them to win, and the financial markets should follow suit.
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