IT’S ALL GOOGLE, ALL THE TIME WITH CNET’S “GOOGLICIOUS”
Weekly Web Series Hosted by CNET’s Brian Tong Keeps Tech Enthusiasts Up-to-Date on One of Silicon Valley’s Biggest Companies
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2013 – CNET, the world’s #1 tech news and reviews brand, today launched “Googlicious,” a new weekly web series devoted to consumers who are passionate about all things Google. Hosted by CNET Senior Editor Brian Tong, the weekly show will inform, dispel myths and rumors, and take a closer look at the company’s latest innovations. “Googlicious” is available at http://cnettv.cnet.com/googlicious.
Tong will dish out the latest news and quick tips to help consumers work with their favorite Google products and services – including Glass, Android Phones and apps, docs and email.
In the first episode, Tong will cover the release date of Samsung's super popular phablet the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear watch. He will also cover the latest with Google Glass and how consumers can expect to try it out for themselves when Google takes it on tour. Plus, Tong eats his first crepe while using Google Glass.
“Think about how many times a day you interact with a Google product. You may not have even seen one of the company's self-driving cars yet, but chances are you've googled something today. By this time next year, you might even wear Google-powered glasses,” said Lindsey Turrentine, Editor in Chief of CNET Reviews. “I'm excited that Brian Tong will use his energy and sense of fun to explore Google's many projects, educating the CNET audience about everything from tiny changes to the Google logo to the company's crazier, futuristic experiments.”
“Since the popularity of ‘Apple Byte,’ Google fans have been begging for their own show about the company,” said Tong. “Googlicious will satisfy the appetite of people who want to learn more about this iconic company and their innovative products that shape and set the standard for all other products to follow.”
As one of CNET’s most charismatic editors, Tong is also the host of the site’s popular online web shows, “Apple Byte” which focuses on all things related to Apple, and “Prizefight,” which takes two similar products in a head-to-head comparison to see which one is the best overall in design, features, performance, battery life and value.
“Googlicious” is available across a number of CNET partners, including YouTube, Roku, Google.tv, TiVo, Samsung Smart TVs, XBOX, Yahoo, AOL, Panasonic Viera HDTVs, Google Play and iTunes, as well as on CNET's mobile and tablet apps.
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