Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:
CBS is launching a new March Madness iPhone app that will stream live college basketball games. The app, which will cost $9.99, will bring all the action from the NCAA tournament to the iPhone through streaming video, streaming radio broadcasts and push alerts. The innovative streaming application will only transmit games over the 3G network.
Google is developing a new set-top box that will bring search to the television. Expected to launch through a deal with the Dish Network, TV Search will allow users to search both content on the satellite network and the web, helping to merge both mediums.
HP is set to bring a new tablet called the Slate to the market. The Slate, which will compete directly with the iPad, will run on Windows 7 and, unlike the iPad, will be Flash compatible, which means “a full web browsing experience in the palm of your hand.” While the Slate could have been released over two years ago, recent developments in technology now make the Slate a more economical, affordable and practical mobile option.
A new deal between Verizon Wireless and the NFL will bring more football games to more viewers. The 4-year, $720 million deal frees the RedZone, an NFL channel that broadcasts every NFL game, from being exclusively available to satellite customers. The ground breaking deal will also make NFL games available on mobile phones for the first time.
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