1. GIZMOS

    Google Mulls Pay TV

    Visitors crowd the stand of Google Enterprises at the CeBIT technology trade fair on March 1, 2011 in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT 2011 will be open to the public from March 1-5.

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    This has to make cable providers anxious: Google is thinking about offering paid television services directly to consumers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company has already expanded a high-speed Internet project in Kansas City to include phone and video services; now, it is considering adding major television channels to the package. The company hired a former cable executive in September to lead talks with the channels.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal