But Pixar's record ticket sales are small Mr. Potato Heads for what's coming next
"Utopian in its faith in technological progress, artisanal in its devotion to quality and nearly unbeatable in its marketing savvy."
That's how New York Times' A.O. Scott described Steve Jobs' other company -- Pixar -- in his review of Toy Story 3 last week.
The digital animation house that shares some of Apple's (AAPL) DNA, and which MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 21, 2010 6:21 AM ET
Revisiting a 1993 Time Magazine cover story with the benefit of hindsight
I don't know whether to be flattered or embarrassed.
The Producers Guild of America has resurrected a story I wrote for Time Magazine in the spring of 1993 called The Info Highway. The piece, which ran on the cover, made a number of bold predictions about what form the information age might take -- some prescient, some naive, foolish and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 5, 2010 5:40 AM ET
News Corp. vs Cablevision. Cablevision vs. Disney. The list goes on and on. An updated tally of cable licensing deals gone horribly awry.
As the Cablevision and News Corp. feud continues, more than three million subscribers remain without Fox programming. Cablevision blames News Corp. for demanding an extortionate increase in retransmission fees; News Corp. argues Cablevision isn't negotiating in good faith. Regardless of which party is at fault, the cable MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 3, 2010 11:41 AM ET
The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA, is one of the hottest tickets in sports. Unless you know someone on the inside, plan on paying thousands for entry onto the hallowed grounds.
Or, you could spend that money on a 3D-ready television and let Augusta National's famous azaleas and manicured fairways come to you. Starting today, 3D coverage of the tournament will be broadcast live on Comcast (CMCSA), which is also MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Apr 8, 2010 10:15 AM ET
Apple's tablet computer made two big appearances Wednesday night -- on ABC, naturally
ABC, which is owned by Disney (DIS), whose largest stockholder is Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple (AAPL), gave the iPad two big fat plugs on prime time television last night:An exclusive 2 minute sneak peek on World News with Diane Sawyer that includes glimpses of a new musical instrument by Ge Weng, creator of the Ocarina on the MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 1, 2010 6:35 AM ET
In the battle over home video distribution, the Hollywood studios may finally be realizing they have to give up some control, or risk losing millions.
Earlier this month, Disney (DIS) announced that it is renewing its licensing agreement with Starz Entertainment, giving the premium movie provider behind the Starz and Encore movie channels exclusive pay-TV rights to show content from Walt Disney Studios.
But this deal was a little different than MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Mar 21, 2010 11:16 PM ET
Scrambling to cut content deals as the April 3 launch-day deadline looms
Steve Jobs knows a thing or two about Hollywood. He ran Pixar for 20 years. He's Disney's (DIS) largest stockholder. He's got a hobby called Apple TV. And he's packed the iTunes Store with more than 55,000 TV episodes and 8,500 movies. But in terms of delivering video content to American consumers, Apple (AAPL) is still in the bush MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2010 8:11 AM ET
His net worth is a rapidly moving target, thanks to his holdings in Apple and Disney
Forbes' list of The World's Billionaires, published Thursday, estimated Steve Jobs' net worth at $5.5 billion, which made him the 136th richest person in the world.
But by their own admission, the list -- the work, they say, of more than 40 reporters in 13 countries toiling for the better part of a year -- is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 11, 2010 6:27 AM ET
Now that we've all seen the iPad and debated its design merits, let's cut to the chase: This thing will rise or fall on content. If Steve Jobs can get a bunch of cool books and apps on the thing, we'll want one. If not, we won't.
Where will His Steveness get some of those books? I say the same place he's gotten so many movies and TV shows for iTunes MOREJon Fortt - Feb 1, 2010 4:18 PM ET
CBS and Disney may join Apple's $30 per month TV service, says the Wall St. Journal
This could be totally disruptive. Or it could be another "hobby" like Apple TV that never quite takes off.
In a front-page story published Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that CBS (CBS) and Disney (DIS) are "considering participating" in Apple's (AAPL) plan to offer television subscriptions over the Internet.
It was the first hint of interest MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 22, 2009 8:21 AM ET
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