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Reports are surfacing that Yahoo's upper management must cut between 10% and 20% of its 14,100-strong staff. Yahoo says via an official statement the reports are "misleading and inaccurate," but outlets like TechCrunch are sticking by their MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 12, 2010 7:40 AM ET
The high-quality streaming service comes to the cross-platform home theater app.
In another coup for VUDU, the startup Wal-Mart (WMT) acquired back in February for over $100 million, Boxee announced today that the high-quality video-on-demand service will appear on Boxee Box, a dedicated $199 set-top box launching next month, as well as the Boxee app.
"It rounds out our movie offering," says Andrew Kippen, Vice President of Marketing for Boxee. "We have MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 28, 2010 10:55 AM ET
"The hobby is a hit!" declares one analyst, but a head-to-head review gives the nod to Roku
"Apple TV is selling out across the nation," screams the headline of an unusually enthusiastic note to clients issued Wednesday by JMP Securities' Alex Gauna.
"We were not particularly surprised when we couldn't get our hands on the Apple TV over this past introductory weekend in San Francisco," he writes, "but when the scarcity persisted MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 6, 2010 10:57 AM ET
Not clear whether it's high demand or a production hiccup that's causing it
What's going on with the new Apple TV, the latest iteration of Steve Jobs' "hobby," promised for delivery before the end of September?
First Apple (AAPL) started refunding customers who had paid for expedited shipping, alerting them by e-mail that "Due to a delay, we may have not been able to meet our delivery commitment" and triggering speculation about MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 29, 2010 7:35 AM ET
Deal with Rovi could bolster its set-top box or serve as a precursor to an all-in-one TV.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Rovi Corp. (ROVI) announced Monday that it had signed a multiyear deal giving Apple (AAPL) access to undisclosed portions of its TV-related intellectual properties.
Rovi, formerly known as Macrovision, purchased TV Guide for its VCR Plus and electronic program guide in 2008 and sold the money-losing MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 20, 2010 1:25 PM ET
The previous version of Apple TV was dubbed "take two." Will the new model be known as "strike three"?
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
By most accounts, Wednesday was a good day to be Steve Jobs. In fact, if you were looking at a box score of Apple's big game, their CEO's line might look something like this:
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Jobs 5 4 5 MORESep 2, 2010 2:28 PM ET
Steve Jobs' latest iteration of the set-top box gets mixed-positive reviews on Wall Street
Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster:
We see the new Apple TV as a meaningful change in Apple's efforts in the digital living room. The addition of new content, such as Netflix, in combination with the $99 price (down from $229), will drive higher unit volumes compared to the the previous version of Apple TV. We MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 2, 2010 12:49 PM ET
This is the spot for our live coverage of Apple's (AAPL) Sept. 1 music event.
In sum, Steve Jobs delivered on most of the rumored new products and services. The headlines:
A new $99 Apple TV that streams (rather than downloads) $4.99 movie rentals and 99-cent TV rentals from ABC and Fox.
A new lineup of iPods, chief among them the iPod touch equipped with two cameras, one a front-facing camera that can MORE
Better to put your money on a new iPhone 4, according to Bookmaker.com
Given that these guys runs an online craps table and are better known for giving odds on NFL games than high-tech product releases, take this with a grain of salt.
But according to Bookmaker.com, Apple (AAPL) is much more likely to release a new version of the iPhone 4 on Wednesday than it is to announce a new iPod MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 31, 2010 4:29 PM ET
Apple has summoned the press to San Francisco for another command performance
Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs is scheduled to return to the stage Wednesday for what has become a late-summer classic: Apple's annual music-themed September special event -- its sixth since 2005.
By tradition, this is when Apple unveils its newest iPods and the latest advances in its iTunes music store, giving customers and retail partners plenty of time to start MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 31, 2010 7:00 AM ET
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