Employees Ga-Ga for Google

 

Google TV that is.

Intel employees were offered up a special preview of sorts to the latest smart TVs from Sony featuring Google TV and judging by the numbers, these products are sure winners — at least among the geeks at Intel. Over 700 employees stood in line in the first few hours to get access to product demos basically — inside a cramped conference room at the company’s Hillsboro, Ore. campus.

But there was also an incentive: a limited-time employee discount from Sony and a chance to win one of the new sets. The new Sony HDTVs and Sony Blu-ray disc player are all powered by Intel’s Atom processor, and lest we say it, are ushering in a new era in television where broadcast meets Internet. We’re sure it was this that drew the crowds, not the free cookies.

 

Employees Ga-Ga for Google

 

Google TV that is.

Intel employees were offered up a special preview of sorts to the latest smart TVs from Sony featuring Google TV and judging by the numbers, these products are sure winners — at least among the geeks at Intel. Over 700 employees stood in line in the first few hours to get access to product demos basically — inside a cramped conference room at the company’s Hillsboro, Ore. campus.

But there was also an incentive: a limited-time employee discount from Sony and a chance to win one of the new sets. The new Sony HDTVs and Sony Blu-ray disc player are all powered by Intel’s Atom processor, and lest we say it, are ushering in a new era in television where broadcast meets Internet. We’re sure it was this that drew the crowds, not the free cookies.