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A year after the trend started to emerge, The New York Times catches up with place shifting, in this long piece about Slingbox. The usual story, the usual information, but what really is interesting bit of information is buried at the very end of the story. […]

A year after the trend started to emerge, The New York Times catches up with place shifting, in this long piece about Slingbox. The usual story, the usual information, but what really is interesting bit of information is buried at the very end of the story. The company is likely to announce a client that works with the Mac.

For now, video streamed from a Slingbox cannot be viewed on an Apple Macintosh computer, though Krikorian says his company will announce a solution to that problem in January.

If that is the case, then it is indeed good news for us Mac owners, but I will believe it, when I see it. Blake and the gang have promised this for so long, that its just …. Another bit of news buried in the story — new funding.

The company has lined up financing from Doll Capital Management, Mobius Venture Capital, Hearst and Lenovo, the Chinese computer manufacturer.

  1. Om, if that Mac news turns out to be true, you have just made my Christmas! The only thing stopping me from buying a Slingbox at this point is the lack of Mac support.

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  2. i hope it is true, because otherwise this doesn’t make much sense to me right now. i am not an aggressive user of windows so this will be pretty cool.

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  3. SIGN ME UP !!

    Now I’ll be just like Jeff….

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  4. [...] Slingmedia, a pioneer in the place shifting, and maker of Slingbox, has not had much impact on the mac community. Blake Krikorian, the co-founder of the company has been promising Mac support for a long time, and made some comments to that effect in a recent New York Times story. Promises promises…. right? Well the company is planning to show-off a demo of the Mac version of SlingPlayer, the piece of software you need to watch video on your laptop-away-from-home. The demo for media folks is going to happen at one of the Starbucks near the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where Macworld is being held. I for one, plan to get a good look at this… and finally get on the place shifting bandwagon. [...]

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  5. Slingbox for Mac in January?

    Buried within the second page of this New York Times on the Web article on the Slingbox is this gem of a quote:
    For now, video streamed from a Slingbox cannot be viewed on an Apple Macintosh computer, though Krikorian says his company will announce a…

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  6. YAY, its supposed to come out! oh wait it was suppoesd to come out! where is it? whats going on?

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