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Chromecast gives Google a seat in America's living rooms
Chromecast gives Google a seat in America's living rooms

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. has been searching for the right way to cuddle up in your living room. After a string of high-profile flops, the technology giant may have finally hit on the answer: a tiny, inexpensive device that plugs directly into high-definition television sets and streams video and other digital content from mobile devices. At a splashy event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Google unveiled Chromecast, a 2-inch-long, $35 gadget that enables users to connect Apple and Android devices to the biggest screen in their home without ever touching the remote control. Analysts say the move dramatically heats up competition among technology companies to get content from mobile...

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