Logitech Revue

Logitech dumps Revue to $99 amid dire Q2: loses $30m and CEO

Logitech dumps Revue to $99 amid dire Q2: loses $30m and CEO

Logitech has reported $30m in losses for Q2 2011 [pdf link], further slashed the price of its Revue Google TV box in a desperate grab at an uninterested public, and lost its CEO who has bowed out amid the company's dreary financial showing. Moving forward, the Revue will be just $99 as Logitech attempts to "remove price as barrier to broad consumer acceptance"; meanwhile, company chairman Guerrino De Luca is resuming his former role as CEO after Gerald P. Quindlen stepped down.

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Logitech update for Revue Google TV box rolling out now

Logitech update for Revue Google TV box rolling out now

I was excited when the Logitech Review set top box for Google TV was first announced. At the time it was launched the device could stream all the cool video content that was online, including Hulu making it a very nice offering indeed. Shortly after that launch Hulu blocked Google TV users from being able to stream content for the website and then most of the large TV networks blocked Google TV as well making the device much less useful.

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Logitech manager says Android Market coming to Google TV in “very short term”

Logitech manager says Android Market coming to Google TV in “very short term”

I bet that there were lots of you out there that were excited about the Google TV platform when it announced only to have that damped when the major online content providers like networks and Hulu blocked the Google TV devices from streaming their content. After that happened my enthusiasm for the Revue and other Google TV gear waned. I keep hoping that the block will end eventually and we can access all the content again. In the interim, giving me access to lots of apps might help make the Revue more interesting.

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The Daily Slash: January 25 2011

The Daily Slash: January 25 2011

First of all today you've got to get your eyeballs out, your ears screwed in tight, and you mouse clickers greased up as we're releasing the hounds - Android Community Total Revamp Coming Soon! Next, get ANGRY as we give a thumbs down to everyone's favorite Bird Tossing Game. Behold Motorola XOOM in all it's professional advertisement glory. Check out a concept smartphone that runs both Windows Phone 7 and Android via cartridge loading. Get your hands on an iPad tyPad case and see how it stands up. Get your Pope on with an official decree on Internet Togetherness and Social Networks. Get your dancing boots out and tie em up tight as Will.i.am is named Director of Creative Innovation for Intel. Double check to make sure your dots and slashes are in order as Notion Ink Adam’s email app code origins come into question. Crank some kinetic power into your Android via Ben Heck. Finally, get your eyeballs and your hearts out as Vincent Nguyen and his little pal Android review the Motorola CLIQ 2. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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The Daily Slash: January 24 2011

The Daily Slash: January 24 2011

Without giving away the whole surprise, we've got some big things in store for you readers over the next few weeks. New voices, free stuff, a whole new look for one of our outlets, and a variety of mini-updates you're going to flip over. Today we're bringing you a wild assortment of updates from all corners of the tech world, most of which are previews of devices you've almost certainly already got your eye on. Behold the coming of the next generation - stick with us as we cover it.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 24 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 24 2011

Let's start this fine Monday with a launch straight into space: once with an Android Device, another time with a Samsung balloon full of paper planes. Next lets get back to Earth with the continuation of the 3D wave with some Tegra 2 3D Chips that'll be popping up this spring. Grab a big fat update to ADW Launcher EX with several new docks and fixes. Next order of business, Florian Mueller's been found bunked out - who is he? He's the guy who found a bunch of Oracle codes in Android's open source code, saying the suit against Android has total footing -doesn't appear that way any more. Then remember that $10K iTunes gift card prize for the 10 billionth app downloaded? The mother of the girl who won it hung up on the "you won" call. Check out a column by Don Reisinger by the name of Dear Logitech: The Revue Is Overpriced, and another column by Tim Bajarin called Techies can be Foodies Too Finally, make sure you're not getting had - you probably don't need AOL anymore. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up.

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