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Aug 31, 2009

IBM patents TV remote that blogs, tweets

Triangle Business Journal

Want to let Twitterville or the blogosphere know automatically what you are watching on TV?

Researchers at IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) may have the answer for you.

IBM, which employs about 10,500 in the Raleigh-Durham area, has applied for a patent on a network-enabled smart remote control that sends out a message to Twitter, Facebook or a blog when you start watching a TV show.

Users can choose from a list of installed text messages or they can type in something themselves. They can also embed a snapshot from the show.

The remote would also show messages between Facebook friends, bloggers and Twitterers.

The patent can be found through this link.

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