Big Ideas 2011: The Battle For Your Living Room

In September, Steve Jobs introduced his company’s Apple TV, a little box that lives on top of your television and streams movies, as “one more hobby.” reports that competition for your home-entertainment is getting serious.

Google and start-ups like Boxee, Hulu, and Roku are jostling for space on your television screen with stand-alone gadgets and modified televisions and DVD players.

All these new electronics will create a market for apps–tiny software programs sold online–that could eventually rival the billion-dollar smartphone app market.

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