A Smart TV platform from Google and co-development partners Intel, Sony and Logitech that provides an Android-powered interactive television system for users. While Google TV is integrated into some newer televisions and Blu-ray players, consumers that don’t have Google TV built into their systems can purchase a separate set-top box that provides Google TV functionality.
Google TV brings “the Web to the TV” in the form of the Adobe Flash-capable Google Chrome Web browser, which enables access to video-on-demand from content providers such as Netflix, YouTube, HBO and CNBC. Google TV users can also use their Android-powered or Apple iOS-powered smartphones as a remote control for the system. In October 2011 Google launched Google TV 2.0, which features the Android 3.1 OS (“Honeycomb”) as well as access to Google Play, which is the renamed and rebranded Android Market.
- Google Play
Google Play is Google’s renamed and rebranded Android Market online store for purchasing and downloading apps, music, books, movies and similar content for use on Android-powered smartphones, tablets, Google TV and similar devices. Google launched Google Play in March 2012 as a single brand for all of its Android content, with Google Play replacing the […]
- Scale-Out Storage
A storage system that uses a scaling methodology to create a dynamic storage environment that will support balanced data growth on an as-needed basis. Scale-out storage architecture uses a number of storage nodes — consisting of multiple low-cost computer servers and storage components — that are configured to create a storage pool or are configured […]
- Open Source Storage
Open source storage is the phrase used to describe any storage system based on open source platforms or technologies. The phrase is commonly used to mean open source storage software that’s used to create the storage system. Much like proprietary storage products, open source storage software is available for a number of business needs, including […]
An amalgamation of the words “free” and “premium” that refers to services, software programs or mobile apps that are offered to users free of charge, but typically with limited functionality, advertiser support or additional features that are only available for a premium charge. The freemium software business model originated with shareware software, where users are […]
The name of a social networking site that lets people share images and videos from their own personal media collection or from websites they visit. Pinterest was launched in 2009 by Cold Brew Labs Inc., and was co-founded by Ben Silbermann, a former Google employee. Pinterest uses a system of “boards” which is a collection […]