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Google and Intel Collaborate on Standards

Intel CEO Paul Otellini introduced the company's new Viiv platform at CES, promising a new era of digital entertainment. Intel Viiv consists of a suite of Intel-based hardware and software matched to Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

Later this year, the platform will add features to help simplify the set-up of a home network along with the ability to transfer digital content from the PC to other devices.

Google will make its video service available on the new Intel Viiv technology platform. The companies said their planned collaboration is intended to give consumers an easy way to search, manage and consume the huge amount of video information available on the Internet.

"Both companies believe open standards are critical to provide rapid growth in digital entertainment," said Susan Wojcicki, vice president for product management at Google.

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