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Startups at DEMO Target Web-Connected TV

Business Week - Hillcrest Labs wants to make it easier for couch potatoes to surf the Internet on TV. So it came up with a Web browser called Kylo that can be used comfortably by a person sitting across the room.

Rockville (Md.)-based Hillcrest is among 63 startups unveiling their wares from Mar. 21-23 at DEMO Spring 2010 in Palm Desert, Calif. DEMO is a twice-a-year conference at which fledgling companies can build buzz and seek funding.

Hillcrest built Kylo to capitalize on growing demand for Internet services delivered via the TV. An estimated 10 million people watch Internet videos on such sites as Google’s (GOOG) YouTube via computers connected to TVs, according to Forrester Research (FORR). Other research suggests that consumers are increasingly willing to ditch cable or satellite TV service altogether in favor of Internet options.

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posted March 26, 2010

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About Hillcrest Labs

Hillcrest Labs consumer products are bridging the gap between online and television entertainment. Thanks to innovations such as our Kylo Web browser for TV and Loop pointer, an in-air mouse for TV, consumers can now access, organize and enjoy online content through their HDTVs. Hillcrest Labs has received numerous awards and recognitions including the two CES Innovations Awards, PC World’s 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs, Popular Mechanics' Editors Choice, and many others.

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