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Samsung Teams Up With Yahoo For Interactive TV Service

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Samsung has just teamed up with Yahoo, creating a multi-year partnership that will bring the search company's interactive Connected TV platform to Sammy's 2012 lineup of smart TVs

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Connected TV—software that brings interactive content like trivia, program statistics and playable games to the shows you're watching—hasn't gotten off to the best of starts so far. Clearly, though, Samsung thinks it shows promise. In particular, the tie-in will allow Samsung TV users to use their smartphone or tablet as an extra remote, or as a means through which to consume Yahoo's additional content. That sounds pretty good.

The one major downside? Yahoo's service also recognizes commercials—so you could expect twice the advertising along with your entertainment. [Engadget]

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I love my Samsung TV, but I hate all the Smart TV functions. They are slow, always dropping my net connection, and crash a lot. They are not very useful. It's time to get a Roku or iTV.