(from Paid Content) Intel (NSDQ: INTC), on its developer day, has previewed plans for the Widget Channel, a TV application framework to bring online apps/widgets onto TV...it has tied up with Yahoo for it, which will supply its "Yahoo Widget Engine". These will bring content, information and community features available online onto the TV and manageable through the remote control. It will allow integration of services such as Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) and eBay (NSDQ: EBAY). To help create new Widgets for this, Intel and Yahoo plan to make a development kit available to developers, including TV and other CE device makers, advertisers and publishers. No specific timeline of launch has been released.
See more details in the framework and demo.
Let the CONVERGENCE BEGIN! (um, or, ah, continue... um, ahhh, attempt to live up to the promise of 1999?)