Google Has Multimedia on Its Mind

By Ben Charny  |  Posted 2006-04-03 Print this article Print

The search giant is seeking new television and radio talent as it looks beyond the personal computer.

Internet search provider Google appears more serious than ever about preparing features for home electronics.

In the past few weeks, the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm has begun looking for employees to make Google TV and radio products compatible with televisions, stereos, radios and cell phones.
As for TV, Google appears to be preparing an on-demand service that would serve up videos and games. The company is asking for software engineers with experience in Internet-based, interactive TV, personal video recorders, video-on-demand and some unspecified features offered by cable operators.
There are now at least three TV-related job openings at Google: a product manager, and two television technology engineers, one based in Mountain View, Calif., the other in Kirkland, Wash. Googles radio efforts are getting at least two more employees, both based in Newport Beach, Calif. The