Place Shifting, Its here & Everywhere

CES is in full swing, and its a shame I could not go. I still feel sluggish, much like a Windows machine infected with spyware. Still, looking through all the news that is filtering in my InBox, I see that place shifting, which I covered in my article, Home Entertainment To Go, is becoming more mainstream. Kinetic Tide, is working with Motorola, while Sling Media is getting kudos for its SlingBox. Orb Networks, which does pretty much the same thing in software and charges a monthly fee, is also getting some traction. Elsewhere, SBC has announced a new set-top box, which grants partial freedom to our digital music. “The big trend for the show is going to be around place-shifting of media,” declared Ross Rubin, director of industry analysis for research firm NPD Group.