With partners, developers, competitors and maybe some regulatory agencies
One of Apple's (AAPL) weaknesses as a company -- as even Steve Jobs will admit -- is that it isn't a particularly good neighbor. Like its co-founder and CEO, it can be secretive, prickly and quick to take offense. Witness, for example, the 121 pending lawsuits that list Apple as a plaintiff or defendant.
So it's unusual and sort of refreshing to see MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2010 8:27 AM ET
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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
Steve Jobs is not the TV networks' enemy. BitTorrent is.
The second episode of The Big C, Showtime's bittersweet hit comedy about a suburban mom with melanoma, aired Monday night at 10:30 p.m. Less than three hours later, a digital copy was posted on an Italian website, where it spread like crabgrass. By Wednesday morning, there were 3,387 "seeds" of The Big C, Season 01, Episode 02, on the Internet, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 25, 2010 10:46 AM ET
Rather than a "best of TV" subscription service, Apple will be streaming programs a la carte
[UPDATE: The event is actually scheduled for Sept. 1. See here.]
Fuzzy rumors about Steve Jobs' next move in the TV market have been swirling for the better part of a year, but the picture snapped into focus on Tuesday.
A report by Peter Burrows, a veteran BusinessWeek reporter now writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, lays out the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 24, 2010 6:28 PM ET
A report tonight says that Google hasn't convinced any of the bigger network executives to sign up for their new service, set to debut in the coming months.
One of the three areas which Google (GOOG) sees significant expansion over the next few years is in the $70 billion/year U.S. television advertising market. With its GoogleTV product, it now has the platform to sell content against advertising. But can it get top MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 18, 2010 12:22 AM ET
From a lá carte to all-you-can-eat, Internet video programming has many pricing options -- none of which are 'free'
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
I'm blacked out. Again. Earlier this spring, I subscribed to MLB.TV, Major League Baseball's online video service, and was told I'd have access to every regular season game live or on demand, where available, on the device of my choice. For $119 that seemed like a fair deal, MOREAug 12, 2010 1:19 PM ET
Gaming is already wildly popular. A recent spate of deals with Google, Disney, and Gamestop, suggest that social games have the promise to be wildly profitable, too.
by Patricia Sellers and JP Mangalindan FarmVille. Mafia Wars. Pet Society. With their collective userbases numbering in the hundreds of millions, social gaming is as ubiquitous and mainstream as primetime TV programming.
But for years that wasn't the case -- skeptics disregarded social games, MOREJul 29, 2010 10:13 AM ET
How the Apple CEO may have changed the course of the hit ABC show with one comment back in 2005.
by Patricia Sellers, editor-at-large
Steve Jobs, as we know, has dramatically changed computers, movies, music, mobile phones, and more. Turns out, the Smartest CEO in Tech -- as Fortune calls the Apple (AAPL) boss in the current issue -- also influenced one of the past decade's most innovative TV shows: Lost.
"He may MOREJul 26, 2010 1:56 PM ET
Enterprise, mobile, China, storage and social -- so many places to deploy cash.
Fortune's Michael Copleand opened his venture-capital panel at Fortune Brainstorm Tech Friday afternoon with a fun round-robin question: Name one sector that is overhyped or underhyped. Shockingly, the six-member panel found nothing whatsoever that is overhyped. Only the opposite. VCs, after all, are congenital optimists.
Jerry Murdock of Insight Ventures, and investor in Twitter, thinks social media is underhyped. MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jul 23, 2010 6:53 PM ET
The video streaming service's new premium model lacks the chops to justify its monthly fees.
As a writer and hopeless Internet addict, I probably spend more time in front of my laptop than I'd like to admit, banging out articles, reading blogs, instant messaging co-workers and friends, and viewing media. Whereas the average American now spends an estimated 34 hours a week in front of the television, it's fair to say MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 14, 2010 1:45 PM ET
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