DirectTV Widgets gaining steam

InteractiveTV Today provides an article discussing DirectTV Widgets and apps.

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Samsung Internet@TV adds new Widgets

InteractiveTV Today lists several new widget announcements by content providers for Samsung’s Internet@TV widget platform.

Article on BBC iPlayer Widget for Samsung@TV here

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Golden Globes Widget

NBC, Dick Clark productions, Ustream and others put together a nice web widget to showcase the upcoming Golden Globes Award Show.

Press Release by PRNewswire

Grab the widget here

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TV Widgets for “Content Snackers”

ClickZ discusses how TV Widgets provide “content snacks” for consumers while they are in entertainment mode. From tha article:

“This is about ‘content snacking,'” said Jeff Whatcott, SVP of marketing for online video services firm Brightcove. “I think, ultimately, TV ads are going to have more to compete with for consumers’ attention… We’ll see more ads in the widget content as well as an advertising strategy over time.”

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Samsung Omnia II Widget Tutorial

PocketNowVideo provides a tutorial about widgets on the Samsung Omnia II.

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FBI utilizes Video Widgets to capture criminals

TechCrunch reports that the FBI has unveiled viral media tools such as video and quiz widgets to allow the general public to help identify known criminals. From the article:

” The first is a new Video Widget that allows users to embed the Bureau’s videos in their webpages and blogs. It’s a pretty standard widget, but the content is obviously more serious than your average YouTube video — and it could actually help catch a few bad guys.”

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Google’s Nexus One incorporates mobile widgets

Wired discusses the new “Google Phone” the Nexus 1 which includes mobile web widgets for accessing updated content. Additional Nexus 1 coverage by…

ZDNet –    ” Tseng is showcasing a new weather widget that’s far more advanced than previous offerings, building on GPS to know where the user is, for example. As a side note: this is a nice app and an example of how Android could really challenge Apple and its iPhone App store. The look and feel of widgets on a big full screen is a nice experience.”

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