Haute 100 Update: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Will Forge Ahead to Improve Google TV

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has his ambitions set in Google’s burgeoning television business, Google TV. With an ever-growing amount of the population now watching TV online, Google TV offers viewers the opportunity to mix both Web and television content on their own TVs via a browser.

Despite lukewarm reviews and obstacles with the major U.S. networks since it launched in October, Schmidt fully plans to forge ahead to improve and develop Google TV. “We’re absolutely committed to staying, to improving Google TV.” he said.

He also added that new companies would be joining existing partners Sony and computer hardware giant Logitech for the next version. “I believe that they’re both going to be on board and I believe there are many more coming. Wait shortly for an announcement,” he said.

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