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An item on the Zatz Not Funny! site about this:
Comcast Files Patent Application for Web TV Tech
By Mari Silbey, Zatz Not Funny! - April 9, 2012
"Now that most of industrys original interactive TV companies are dead and gone, Comcast may be looking to revive the one thing those iTV enterprises promised above all else a way to access the web on your TV.
FierceCables Steve Donahue uncovered a patent application today (»www.fiercecable.com/story/comcas···12-04-09) detailing how Comcast might enable web-based search engines and TV-based commerce on cable set-tops. In the application, Comcast also notes that it could link its iTV platform to content from other video service providers, potentially knocking down a wall or two around the cable garden landscape."