Yahoo! Connected TVs to Start Selling Widgets
I wonder if the new AppleTV inspired this? I doubt it, but you have to appreciate the fact of Yahoo! taking a 30% cut in sales. I think the widgets are pretty cool, but am curious to see how this maps out.
Applications currently offered for Connected TV sets are given away free. The programs can generate money from users through transactions such as subscriptions or charging for video downloads…”I think it will open up the world for a lot of other applications,” Schafer said. “Categories that make sense include games; they are easy to use and take advantage of those big, beautiful screens.”