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Your Next Cable TV Provider Could Be Google or Apple

Something big is going down in Kansas City. Google is offering lightning-fast Internet and television at ridiculous prices. And it's only a matter of time before Apple disrupts cable the way it redefined the music and smartphone industries.

Happy Birthday, YouTube! Now, Go Make Some Money

Google's fast-growing YouTube turned 7 on Monday. The world's most popular video-sharing website has come a long way already, but there are few things that can turn YouTube into a monster moneymaker for the world's most valuable Internet company.

Don't Look Now, But Google Just Goofed

Last week, rumors began emerging of a planned wireless entertainment device from Google. That may sound cool, but before Google jumps headfirst into the brutally competitive and low-margin consumer electronics business, it should recall how similar moves nearly crushed Cisco.

2012: The Year Web- Connected TVs Take Over

No segment of the electronics industry better highlights the challenges of these times than the television business. With sales of standard TVs flagging, the industry is pinning its hopes to new models TVs equipped to handle Internet streaming, WiFi and more.

CES 2012 Preview: Fast, Connected, and Ultra-Thin

The motto of this year's Consumer Electronics Show: You can't be too fast, too skinny or too connected. Beginning Tuesday, anorexic HDTVs and super-skinny laptops will vie for attention with accelerated WiFi devices and TVs that smartly connect to multiple devices simultaneously.

Google May Be Your Next Cable Television Provider

If you're fed up with escalating cable bills, fuzzy satellite TV reception, and unresponsive customer service, Google is starting to think inside the box: The world's leading search engine may be ready to launch a broadband television service as early as next year.

3 Stocks that May Heat Up Thanks to Netflix's Meltdown

Shares of Netflix are down nearly 50% year to date for a variety of reasons: The loss of its popular Starz content, the price hikes, and the infamous Qwikster debacle. But online video is still a hot market. Here's a closer look at three companies that could profit from Netflix's missteps.

Disney and Yahoo Eye an Internet TV Deal

Disney is considering lending some of the keys to its television kingdom to Yahoo for its Yahoo Connected TV. If Yahoo is successful in inking such a deal, it would bolster its Internet TV efforts and put on better footing to compete against rival products such as Google TV and Apple TV.

Google TV Launch Reportedly Delayed

Google has asked its television partners to delay the launch of Google TV while it refines the software. This means the service will miss debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.

Networks Block Users Watching Programs Via Google TV

Networks ABC, CBS and NBC are blocking viewers from accessing their programs through Google%u2019s (GOOG) Web TV service, demonstrating the challenges Google faces in getting content for its new product. Users can%u2019t watch full-length episodes of show%u2019s including NBC%u2019s "The Office" and ABC%u2019s "Modern Family" on Google TV, The Wall Street Journal said.

Sony's Google TV Set Coming Saturday

Sony's lineup of sleek televisions boasting Google's Web-surfing system will go on sale online Saturday and will hit Best Buy shelves early next week. The company unveiled the high-definition LCD sets Tuesday evening, with recommended retail prices from $600 to $1,400.

Google TV Gets Ready for Prime Time

Google has announced a list of content partners for its much-anticipated new entertainment offering. Among them are HBO, CNBC and the National Basketball Association. Notably missing are big TV networks -- or any mention of price.

Tech Titans' New Battlefield: Your Living Room

With Apple and Google joining Amazon and Netflix in aiming to channel entertainment to your TV, where does that leave the cable guys and broadband providers? They're all girding to fight it out. The biggest winner: consumers.

TV Networks Balk at Supplying Google TV

Google plans to launch a combined service of online and TV program listings and shows, but TV networks are leery of partnering with the search giant. They worry a deal may help Google encroach on their turf.