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NZ Firm May Hold Key To Delivering Pay-For Web TV
Internet firm Aspiring Software Limited sees a way forward as TV and the internet collide. (www.pageq.com)
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (27 January 2010) – Internet firm Aspiring Software Limited sees a way forward as TV and the internet collide. (www.pageq.com)
Major internet players Microsoft, TiVo, Google, Apple, News Corporation and others are in an uproar about how convergence of TV and the internet will be delivered and how to charge for content. There are issues, law suits and lots of grumbling around set top box standards, web-crawlers cashing news stories and usability of web TV. President Obama and FCC regulators are keen to legislate that internet content must be available on the home TV. The standards battle for web TV is heating up and pageQ is well positioned.
Enter pageQ, a browser with a player toolbar (play, pause, stop, ff, rewind). The toolbar also has a ‘camera icon’ to capture pages into a ‘Q® sequence’ or playlist of web pages- like iTunes, but for web pages. PageQ Browser allows users to create Qs of web content and any page, any format (video, music, image, flash, web page…) encountered on the internet can be captured into a Q.
PageQ Browser can be driven by the controls on a TV remote (play, pause, stop, ff, rewind) to play web content in a Q. There is also a timer function which facilitates programming web content. PageQ architect John Blennerhassett comments. “The simplicity of the interface makes it an attractive way to deliver web content on TV.”
QSearch is a search engine that returns a list of Qs based on your search query. Select a Q from the results page and view it in your default browser or on your TV – no software install necessary. Qs found on QNet can be ‘open’ for wiki type contribution or password protected in public or private groups. Comments and rating of Qs are provided.
Qs may well also be the answer to web pay-for-content. PageQ software designer Wayne Parker describes how this could work. “Let’
John Blennerhassett believes – “The internet is becoming increasingly bloated. Traditional search engines provide mixed results with their algorithms and robots. PageQ takes it to another level - web search results filtered by human beings. Kindred spirits sharing their favourite sites.”
Business Director Alistair Munro says: "In the medium term we are looking to partner with a major browser, search engine, social networking, social bookmarking or internet media company in order to broaden the community of pageQ and Q sharing users."
PageQ software is patent protected, US Patent # 7480694.
For more media information please see www.pageq.com/
John Blennerhassett, pageQ Designer
PO Box 19721, Christchurch, 8241
0064 3 376 4115
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Aspiring Software Limited is an web application development company. Our main products are pageQ Browser, QNet online library and Q Search search engine. ASL focuses on making the web research experience more rewarding.