Akimbo Systems is gearing up for the next stage and is moving towards Orb Networks. Smart moves:
It will demo at the 2006 CES in Las Vegas with a DSB operator. Also, it expects to announce a 'major US telco' partnership in 06Q1. Better still, it is moving away from the hotly contested STB space as a hardware provider, and instead work with a 'large consumer electronics company' to produce Akimbo-enabled devices.
Earlier announcements mainly dealt with content providers, blinkx (for inclusion of Akimbo-content in blinkx' index) and 'Queue-and-view', the software product ready for inclusion in STBs.