Yahoo launching Internet on Televisions

Yahoo was at CES showing off their new venture which will enable you to view the internet on your television (why does this sound familar?).

Yahoo say the service they plan to offer will be free and very easy to use with the addition of widgets. The widgets will be provided but Yahoo search will not be included for now. To fund this service Yahoo will put adverts on the widgets and sites but for obvious reasons the service will remain ad free for the first few months so users can get acquainted with the service.

There will be other activities you will be able to perform from Yahoo Web for example streaming videos from Youtube through your television and sharing photos via Flickr. Some big electronic companies like Samsung, LG and Sony have already signed up to the service, rolling out with new television sets. The Intel CE 3100 chip will be used in the sets from Toshiba whilst Samsung will use it in their set-top boxes . The United States and 10 countries in Europe will be first on the roll out list once the service is available.

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Shame there isn't a date on that product review (I'm guessing around 2001). I was making WebTV compatible sites way back in the last century. ISTR they ran a variant of Netscape 3. Poorly.