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Business 2.0: Silicon Valley is once again having an affair with consumer electronics. Lest we forget, most affairs end in either recrimination or tears, and the Valley’s past flirtation with consumer markets doesn’t bode well for this latest attraction. Silicon Valley’s two most successful CE companies […]

Business 2.0: Silicon Valley is once again having an affair with consumer electronics. Lest we forget, most affairs end in either recrimination or tears, and the Valley’s past flirtation with consumer markets doesn’t bode well for this latest attraction. Silicon Valley’s two most successful CE companies — Palm and TiVo (TIVO) — are still limping along despite becoming icons of high-tech. For every iPod there are a dozen ReplayTVs that peaked way too soon. Find out the reasons at the Business 2.0 website.

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  1. Backdrifter.com Tuesday, March 8, 2005

    Om Malik on Consumer Electronics

    Om Malik has an article up on Business 2.0 that is spot-on regarding the problems technology companies have when trying to create consumer electronics devices.

    Sure, there have been some great examples of ease-of-use coming from Apple and TiVo, to n…

  2. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Akimbo Price Cuts, Act of Desperation? Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] will they? Will this be yet another proof of my long standing belief, that Silicon Valley companies don’t really understand the consumer markets, and VC [...]

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