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Apple can learn some lessons from Sony

Apple can learn some lessons from Sony

In most markets it competes in, Apple easily defeats all others. In the mobile space, for example, the company’s iPhone 4 and iPad 2, are easily besting all others in total sales, due mainly to their strong features.

However, there is one space that Apple is lagging far behind: the living room. Currently, the company is trying to cement itself in the living room with the help of the Apple TV, a set-top box that, for years, has been called a hobby by Apple itself.

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Apple “iTV” HDTV rumors refuse to die

Apple “iTV” HDTV rumors refuse to die

Rumors of an Apple TV set refuse to die, with the perennial speculation again igniting this week in the aftermath of Steve Jobs' resignation. The latest grist is from VentureBeat, which has pulled together various analysts and venture capitalists to weigh in on the gossip; Stewart Alsop, of Alsop Louie ventures and a board member of TiVo and Sonos, claims that multiple sources he's spoken to have confirmed the Apple television project is a work-in-progress, which would run iOS but on a significantly larger display than that of the iPad or iPhone.

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How will Steve Jobs’ resignation affect the Apple TV?

How will Steve Jobs’ resignation affect the Apple TV?

Much of the talk surrounding Steve Jobs’ decision to resign as CEO of Apple and assume the role of chairman of the company’s board of directors has centered on the iPhone maker’s financial performance and future in the mobile market.

To some extent, that’s understandable. Shareholders care more about Apple’s financial performance than anything else. And the only way for the company to maintain its strong financial picture is to continue to deliver outstanding mobile products, like the iPhone and iPad, that people actually want to buy.

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iTunes Replay mired in studio negotiations say sources

iTunes Replay mired in studio negotiations say sources

Reports that Apple will imminently offer re-downloads and streaming access to purchased movie and TV show content as part of an iTunes Replay system are premature, new sources have suggested, amid claims that in fact the Cupertino company is yet to secure most of the necessary licensing agreements. So far, deals with at least four of the six top film studios are yet to be inked, CNET's sources tell them, leaving an iTunes Replay launch several months off, in all probability.

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iTunes Replay to offer TV/movie re-downloads, maybe streaming, imminently

iTunes Replay to offer TV/movie re-downloads, maybe streaming, imminently

Apple's streaming ambitions are again under the microscope, with rumors of an iTunes Replay service that would allow TV shows and movies to be re-downloaded and, potentially, streamed to an Apple TV. Working much as iCloud will for music purchases, AppAdvice suggests, iTunes Replay will apparently give users access to content they bought through iTunes as far back as January 1 2009.

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A RIM Apple TV Competitor is the Worst Idea Ever

A RIM Apple TV Competitor is the Worst Idea Ever

This past week, I was just surfing the web, looking at news stories, and came across what might be the most shocking report I’ve seen in a long time: Research In Motion is working on an Apple TV competitor.

The product is apparently codenamed “BlackBerry Cyclone” and could launch later this year. The device will reportedly include Netflix streaming, YouTube content, and, well, a whole bunch of other stuff that you and I both know will never make its way to a living room-focused product by RIM.

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