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Opera spin off Vewd suggests smart TVs will crush Android TV

App store provider Opera TV quietly rebranded itself to Vewd a few months ago, after being spun off as independent company from Norway’s Opera Software following its takeover by a Chinese consortium. Since then, the new company, which Opera retains a minority stake in, doesn’t look particularly different other than the name, but Faultline Online Reporter got the chance to delve into how Vewd is pursuing smart TV and set top deployments without the guiding hand of the Opera Software browser business. The 200-person team faces an uphill battle against Android TV and Apple TV but Vewd’s CEO Aneesh Rajaram assured us that the company’s presence in 30% of the smart TV market, some 50 million devices worldwide, is triple…

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