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WebTv, Network computer to battle for consumers

Microsoft's WebTV gears up to take on Thomson's new Network Computer, in a battle to put you online. WebTV and the fledgling Network Computer are...blast of entertainment power. Keeping WebTV's computer power a secret is tough because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/25/tec_221265.shtml
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WebTV lets you be a couch potato again

...the idea for months but not delivered. WebTV Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley startup...Internet access devices in recent months. WebTV Networks kept quiet, working with Sony...signing up an Internet access company. WebTV's machine uses a phone line and universal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/07/11/tec_198900.shtml
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WebTV grows up, takes on media adapters

...didn't want to buy a real computer could get WebTV, which delivered the Internet through...cheaper and considerably easier to use, WebTV's original allure - even for newbies...faded. But Microsoft Corp., which bought WebTV in 1997 for $425 million and rebranded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/29/bus_435766.shtml
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Microsoft to acquire WebTV

...televisions, Microsoft Corp. will acquire WebTV Networks, a company that sell systems...completed a definitive agreement to acquire WebTV Networks." He said the purchase price for the Palo Alto-based WebTV Networks was $425 million. WebTV founder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/07/tec_206493.shtml
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Justice Department approves Microsoft's purchase of WebTV

...Friday approved Microsoft Corp.'s $425 million acquisition of WebTV Networks because there's competition in the business of connecting...competitors. The computer software giant Microsoft acquired WebTV Networks, a Palo Alto, Calif., company that sell systems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/02/tec_212313.shtml
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Makers of low-cost Internet box slash prices amid sluggish sales

...YORK - In an acknowledgement that sales of WebTV have fallen short of expectations, makers...software giant Microsoft Corp. bought WebTV Networks for $425 million with the intention...which they produce under license from WebTV Networks. The reductions, which will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/19/tec_207021.shtml
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Chinese online markets sought

...computers. Mr. Cheung's answer is Shanghai WebTV, a company that is creating Chinese Web...Thompson advertising agency to start Shanghai WebTV with two partners. Mr. Cheung's firm...handful of joint ventures such as Shanghai WebTV, whose Chinese partner is a Shanghai city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/04/tec_258219.shtml
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Interactive ventures bet viewers want a closer relationship with their TV

LOS ANGELES -- Wink. WebTV. They are companies whose names carry a suggestion of enticement...month through his Vulcan Ventures. Microsoft itself owns pioneering WebTV, which showcased advances to its television-Internet pairing at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/08/tec_246884.shtml
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Internet links via PCs expected to keep lead over boxes for TV

...remains too high for products such as the WebTV set-top boxes introduced last fall...home, if not replace them. The $329 WebTV box is the leading contender so far in...music faster than a home computer can. WebTV Networks Inc. customers report they want...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/05/tec_204924.shtml
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Chinese 'Web TV' a hard sell

...computers. Cheung's answer is Shanghai WebTV, a company that is creating Chinese Web...handful of joint ventures such as Shanghai WebTV, whose Chinese partner is a Shanghai city...Chinese-language material. Shanghai WebTV's offerings include sports, interactive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/31/tec_257807.shtml
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