Head of Intel’s former web TV challenge abandons ship
When Intel formally deserted its IPTV venture in a sale to Verizon, the group behind it transitioned as a part of the deal. Now, solely 4 months later, the person who’s been in command of the enterprise all alongside has washed his arms of it, too. Erik Huggers, who initially outed Intel’s plan to create an IPTV service/hardware platform (later dubbed OnCue), moved to Verizon and continued on as undertaking lead. There isn’t any indication that Huggers left on dangerous phrases, or that OnCue’s development is stagnating at Huge Pink.
“There have been no conflicts in any respect. The know-how is nice, the staff is nice, the longer term is safe, the dream lives on,” he informed Reuters. Whereas Huggers is not leaving for something particularly, aside from telling the WSJ that it is merely “time to maneuver on,” he is apparently obtained a “couple of irons within the hearth.” What we’re extra enthusiastic about, nevertheless, is the way forward for the OnCue platform now its chief’s departed. Maybe a set of recent legs is strictly what Verizon wants to lastly create a product that, to date, has been nothing greater than excessive-profile vaporware.