13 Tech Companies That Changed The World, Then Got Buried

#12 WebTV

Web television also called as web TV, is original television content produced for broadcast via internet.

WebTV was a failure even before materializing its idea. It barely mustered up enough investors to launch its first product: a set top box that gave you internet on your TV.

The concept never really caught on, and Microsoft bought out the company before it even had a chance to grow. With Microsoft’s massive financial backing the concept never died, but it’s not popular either.

However it paved way for Google TV, which has near identical concept. It is a Smart TV platform from Google co-developed by Intel, Sony and Logitech. Google TV integrates Google's Android operating system and Google Chrome browser to create an interactive television overlay on top of existing Internet television and WebTV sites.

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