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Panasonic looks to Web-connected TVs (photos)

Panasonic's CES press conference was heavy on news about Web-connected TVs and appearances by celebrity guests, but light on news about TVs.

CNET News staff
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Panasonic looks to Web-connected TVs (photos)

Panasonic's CES press conference today was heavy on news about Web-connected TVs and appearances by celebrity guests, but light on news about TVs. Ed Begley Jr. (left) joined Joseph M. Taylor, CEO of Panasonic North America, on stage to talk about the company's eco-friendly panels.
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Panasonic is creating a new business unit: Panasonic Eco Solutions, headed by James Doyle.
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Panasonic declared 2012 "the year of 3D content," showing off the Z10000 3D camera.
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It then showed some 3D NASA footage.
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NBC and Panasonic will partner to bring the London Olympics in 3D.
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The company also expects 2012 to be a big year for Web-connected TVs.
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The 2012 LCD TV lineup.
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Shiro Kitajima, president of consumer electronics for Panasonic North America, shows off the ToughPad.
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Exclusive partners for its smart TV system Viera Connect include Flixster and Disney.
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Myspace is partnering with Panasonic for Myspace TV, a social-TV service.
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Justin Timberlake appears on stage to tout the Myspace TV service, which is designed to allow users to share the latest shows, TV, and music with their friends.

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