Why Google is going to sell Motorola’s set-top box biz

Motorola’s set-top box business was supposed to be the silver bullet for Google TV, helping to bring the smart TV platform into millions of homes. So why has Google hired an investment bank to sell the unit, and what does this mean for Google TV?

Google TV’s biggest competitor looks awfully familiar

No, it’s not Apple’s long-rumored TV set or one of the countless other app platforms from Samsung to Roku: Google TV’s biggest competitor, capable even of derailing the company’s entrance into the market for pay-TV set-top boxes, may just be Android itself.