Stopping just short of calling it a "cable killer," TechCrunch writer Erick Schonfeld predicted big things for "Web Video on Your TV" in 2011--putting it atop his list of seven technologies that will rock the new year.
"The more cable-quality video that becomes available over the Web via streaming services such as Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Vudu or iTunes, the more that people will turn to the Web when they are looking for something to watch," he predicted, adding sagely that "even the cable companies will dip their toes into the Internet delivery waters (or plunge deeper if they already have their toes wet). What looks like a pale competitor to cable today will be a lot more viable in a short 12 months."
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