Tag Archives: Apple

Tag Archives: Apple

The Big .Mac Mystery

On the heels of the WWDC next week, comes news of a possible, ever-so-slight shift in strategy on the part of Apple. From the New York Times Bits Blog: …there is a flurry of speculation about improvements to a minor icon an the Apple Pantheon: the .Mac online service. For six years, .Mac has been […]
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Time Warner Gets Into The IPTV Game

Conventional wisdom pits the cable companies (or MSOs – Multiple Service Operators – as they’re known in the trade) against the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Sony as the next-generation delivery providers for entertainment content. Time Warner broke that mold this week with the announcement of their own IPTV strategy: One that unites PC-bound content […]
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The Revolution Will Be Home-Brewed.

I have a modded XBOX hooked up to my TV. In addition to playing XBOX games, it has a few custom applications courtesy of a few hundred amateur developers. These non-standard features include a dashboard that shows me current and forecast weather conditions. It’s connected to my network, allowing me to play rips of my […]
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Forrester: The Future of Apple?

ITNews.com.au out of Australia is running an article today on a new report by Forrester entitled “The Future of Apple.” Rather than cite the ITNews article, here’s the abstract from Forrester: Consumer product strategists frequently ask Forrester how Apple’s product strategy will evolve: What will Apple’s product portfolio look like five years from now, and […]
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Netflix to Sell a Device for Instantly Watching Movies on TV Sets – New York Times

IPTV’s slow march takes another step, and then yawns… Given that the blog title tells the whole story, I’m not sure that this is really ‘news.’ The one bit of interest here? Long tail darling Netflix is fighting back against Apple & Amazon, to be sure. But… can they beat Blockbuster/Circuit City? We’re years away […]
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In Play… New Media Consolidates (again)

Yahoo is still in play, according to Jerry Yang, Cringely has suggested that Adobe is in the cross hairs of Apple’s sights, Adobe has opened up Flash (and Air) as a service-based platform, Amazon & Apple both have rich-media pervasive devices, Microsoft is ‘meshing’ up Live, and Google is holding Verizon’s feet to the fire. […]
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I, Cringely | Iron Man

All I can say is read this… To the end. Comments forthcoming… Link
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It's Official: Rogers bringing iPhone to Canada

The Globe and Mail are reporting this morning that, as expected, Rogers is indeed going to carry the iPhone in Canada sometime “later this year.” No word yet on whether or not there will be any movement on flat-rate data and voice plans (a hallmark of the Apple deal with AT&T; and other carriers). “‘We’re […]
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And Bringing Up The Rear…

Live Mesh, announced today, is Microsoft’s version of the strategy I described in yesteraday’s post. I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve had a chance to read more, but from what I’ve seen thus far, it’s likely that MS will not be great at the one thing that they’ll need to do to make this work: Make […]
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So I've been wondering…

…What is Apple’s strategy with Safari, exactly? Really… I mean with Firefox, Opera, IE, and others, what’s the reason that Apple is aggressively entering the Browser wars? Marc Andreesen can tell you that IE is a monster to compete with, and Firefox is whomping butt in the space. The other day, it struck me: Apple’s […]
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