Intel has shelved its current plans for a streaming online video service called OnCue.
[OnCue] would supply customers with the same basic bundle of channels that existing companies do, but it would do so via the Internet and on screens of all sizes, from smartphones to wall-size TVs. Its interface would be smoother than that of most cable set-top boxes, and it would be personalized, so daughters, for example, would see different show recommendations than fathers.
During Intel’s demonstrations of its technology for channel owners, the automatic recordings are frequently an “aha” moment. But Intel still has some persuading to do, even inside its own company, where a new chief executive, Brian M. Krzanich, took control in May.
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