Logitech Ltd. is probably feeling good about its decision to steer clear of a second-generation Google TV product following this less-than-stellar review by Gizmodo of the US$200 Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) NSZ-GS7. "Google TV is still bad," the headline reads before offering an essay on the device's shortcomings, including some problems connecting the device to a wireless network and annoying app-loading failures. Among the few bright spots, the review did give high marks for Google TV's ability to update shows to watch on linear TV or stream on-demand from a range of sources on-the-fly. (See Google TV 2.0 Tees Up CE Partners and Google TV Won't Fool Logitech Again .)
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has completed an upgrade in downtown San Mateo, Calif., that will give businesses in the district access to a fiber backbone that can deliver download speeds up to 100 Mbit/s and upstream links of up to 10 Mbit/s to smaller customers, and up to 10 Gbit/s for larger commercial customers. Comcast completed the upgrade in a partnership with the city's Chamber of Commerce. Comcast is working on similar fiber projects to boost business speeds in Boston's Innovation District and Seattle's Pioneer Square.
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) and set-top box chipmaker Entropic Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR) raised second-quarter guidance Wednesday to between $81 million to $82 million, from a range of $75 million to $77 million, noting that it was able to resolve some supply-chain constraints related to its set-top box silicon business ahead of schedule.