CES day minus 1
Nothing too crazy to report from CES day T-minus one. Â Did get to spend more time with the boxee crew. Â Very impressed, with both the team and the technology. Â Having spent a considerable amount of time working in the networked media space, trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t (sadly), it takes a lot to excite me, and boxee does. Â They have a very cool product, a great group of developers, and maybe most importantly, a real community of committed users. Â Obviously, they have major obstacles to overcome and a lot things will change in rapid fashion, but I do believe that whatever becomes the standard for delivering content from the internet to the living room is going to look a lot like what boxee are doing right now. Â Maybe they will be the ones to do it, maybe not.
The ease of use, the obvious focus on what the user wants (and not what the software or hardware maker wants to sell you), and the open philosophy at its heart, all make boxee very compelling, even for a skeptic like me. Â It also ties very well into what I heard Reed Hastings talk about at the NewTeeVee Live conference. Â Ultimately, what you will see on your TV will be the web, but accessed and controlled with a remote. Â And boxee is a big step in that direction. Stay tuned to some very cool announcements from boxee tomorrow.
Also got to meet the team from Bug Labs today. Â Another very cool product, although much more of a targeted item. Â Looking forward to playing around with it more during the show.
Stay tuned for more coverage tomorrow after the doors of the show open…