Google TV said set to launch Oct. 17

To paraphrase Jan Brady, "Google, Google, Google!" The search engine hasn't done squat yet in the TV space and yet it continues to dominate the media. Now an intrepid blogger/reporter (these things get blurred on the Web) has dug through FCC papers concerning the Logitech Revue box hardware and determined the original Oct. 3 launch of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) TV (did anybody know that date?) has been pushed back to Oct. 17.

"At this moment all these leaked information (sic) should be considered as rumor until and unless and official announcement," warned Ramana Rolla, the intrepid reporter for

Meanwhile, another source is reporting that Google will start a two-day live video trial on YouTube as "another threat to cable companies like Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC-WI) and Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC)" who "are seeing more customers switching to the Internet to watch video. The Street reports that the Google test will include four initial channels to evaluate the service and gather comments.

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