Vizio's IPO Filing Reveals How It Monitors What You Watch
Vizio is planning to go public, and its paperwork for the Securities and Exchange Commission showed how the company can track everything you watch.By Leah Becerra | July 26, 2015
The top-ranked U.S. manufacturer of LCD HDTVs, at least as far as shipments go, is finally going public. And its SEC filing has revealed how Vizio intends to get a leg up on the competition. (Video via Vizio)
Vizio's filing says it's sold a lot of smart TVs, more than 15 million to date, with about 61 percent of those hooked up to the Internet. On the other hand it's only turned a profit of $31.4 million in the six months ending June 30. But Vizio touts something that could change that.
Vizio has a built-in game changer. Seriously, it's actually built into all the company's smart TVs, and it's watching what you're watching.