Patent Number: 8,793,733

Title: Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program for enabling computer to execute same method

Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a content information storage section configured to store content information for specifying content; a content information providing section configured to provide the content information; a recommended content information providing section configured to select and provide the recommended content information; an operation signal receiving section configured to receive an operation signal for the information processing apparatus; a content providing section configured to obtain and provide content corresponding to the content information or content corresponding to the recommended content information; a mode holding section configured to hold information indicating which one of a user-driven mode and an apparatus-driven mode for selecting the content an operation mode is set to; and a display control section configured to control display of the content information, the recommended content information, or the content provided from the content providing section on the basis of information about the mode.

Inventors: Murakoshi; Sho (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/445 (20110101); G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018