The Apple/Samsung rivalry has reached such a fever pitch that it's starting to take on comic proportions. Seemingly in response to the news that Apple TV's finally getting some love after years of playing sideshow to the Cupertino giant's other devices, Samsung today acquired Israeli streaming media startup Boxee, according to The Marker (via Apple Insider).
It's never a good idea for a CEO to step up and publicly pooh-pooh the idea that Apple might come trampling on its company's turf and create a revolution. The most famous of these incidents was probably then-Palm CEO Ed Colligan's prediction that Apple wouldn't just walk in with some amazing smartphone -- words that probably continue to haunt him to this very day. So who's mouthing off this week? Read on to find out...
Rumors have long-swirled about an Apple-branded television, but is seems like every time we get our hopes up, someone smashes our dreams with the realities of bringing such a product to market. But despite ongoing questions about Apple's ability to negotiate with cable providers, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is apparently hoping the company moves forward with the concept.
While the concept of being able to watch the Entertainment and Sports Network on your mobile device might not necessarily be new, one could only watch an "ESPN-lite" of sorts with "ESPN Mobile TV." However, sports junkies can now watch the gang from Bristol on the iPhone with the new WatchESPN app. But as with most wonderful things, there is a catch. You have to be a Time Warner Cable, Bright House, or Verizon FiOS customer.
Okay, Time Warner: We get it. You think 99-cent rentals via iTunes are a bad idea, so you sat out the introduction of the new Apple TV. But if you think the studio will be changing their tune anytime soon, you may have a long wait ahead of you.
In a move that will surely limit the number of television shows that iPad users can view on their mobile devices, NBC and Time Warner have told Apple that they have no plans to convert from Flash--the way they currently run their online video players.