Monday, December 20, 2010

Google TV Faces Delays Amid Poor Reviews - NYTimes.com

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Industry analysts also say Google’s sudden change of plans reflects a weakness in the company’s business culture around managing relationships with partners.

“Google as a company is not a particularly partner-friendly or partner-focused company,” said James L. McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester, who added that because of the delay, it might take another year before Google TV has a chance to catch fire.

Executives at the television makers played down the idea that they were reacting to an abrupt change in marching orders from Google, but according to people familiar with the negotiations, they were caught by surprise.

Google TV Faces Delays Amid Poor Reviews - NYTimes.com

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