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Apple's Newest Operating System Proves Twitter Is Apple's Social Network (AAPL)

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Apple's Newest Operating System Proves Twitter Is Apple's Social Network (AAPL)

LG and Philips / TP Vision announce Smart TV Alliance for cross platform TV apps

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Following up on last year's promise to build a standardized SDK for creating Smart TV apps, LG and TP Vision (the new owner of Philips' TV business) have announced the creation of the Smart TV Alliance. Its goal is to create a "non-proprietary ecosystem" to encourage developers to make...
LG and Philips / TP Vision announce Smart TV Alliance for cross platform TV apps

Tim Cook at the D Conference: Between the Lines

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Apple boss Tim Cook spoke Tuesday night at the D10 conference, his first major public interview since becoming CEO of Apple last year. His chat touched on everything from what he learned from Steve Jobs to his big-picture goal for Apple: To build great products, of course. But as always when a...
Tim Cook at the D Conference: Between the Lines

Beneath contempt: The Apple TV business model

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Last year we sold … 2.8 million Apple TVs. This year, just in the first six months of our year we’ve sold 2.7. Tim Cook at D10 1:45. I note the “our” in “our year”. This implies fiscal year (that and the fact that he spoke in the past tense...
Beneath contempt: The Apple TV business model

Sony Confirms 10,000 Jobs To Go As Part Of ‘One Sony’ Reorganization

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So the reports have proven to be true: Sony has now officially said that it will be reducing its headcount by 10,000 people worldwide, some six percent of its workforce, as the struggling electronics giant reorganizes under new management and its new “One Sony” plan. Sony says the employee reductions...
Sony Confirms 10,000 Jobs To Go As Part Of ‘One Sony’ Reorganization

Sony gets a Kaz-style kick to its corporate guts, emphasizes its oneness

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Kazuo Hirai doesn't officially grab the reins as Sony's CEO and President until April 1st, but in reality he's already at the stirrups. He's making a number of exec-level switches that he hopes will deliver "rapid and optimized decision-making processes as 'One Sony'." His strategy? An inner circle consisting...
Sony gets a Kaz-style kick to its corporate guts, emphasizes its oneness

Even Ikea is getting into the TV business

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Uppleva is Swedish for “Ripe for disruption”:...
Even Ikea is getting into the TV business

Philips officially out of the TV business as sale to TPV Technology closes

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It took almost exactly a year, but Philips is finally free of its pesky, money-losing TV problem. As planned, the company transferred its television business into a joint venture with Hong Kong-based TPV Technology called TP Vision -- an arrangement that endows TPV with a controlling 70 percent stake....
Philips officially out of the TV business as sale to TPV Technology closes

Report: Cisco Looking To Buy Interactive TV And Security Specialist NDS In $5B Deal

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Yesterday I wrote about how Israel is trying to promote itself as the next hotbed of consumer and Internet of startups, moving beyond its traditional roots in “hard” technology. But today comes news of a deal that is firmly about its existing might in the latter category: Cisco is reported...
Report: Cisco Looking To Buy Interactive TV And Security Specialist NDS In $5B Deal

Oh, Please, Of Course TV Isn't Going To Collapse -- We're Watching More All The Time! [REBUTTAL]

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Last weekend, I wrote about the future of the TV business, which it seems to me may be on the verge of collapse. I'm not worried that video storytelling will go away--we're watching more video all the time. I'm just concerned about the incumbent TV business. As in, the "network"...
Oh, Please, Of Course TV Isn't Going To Collapse -- We're Watching More All The Time! [REBUTTAL]

Sharp posts $1.4 billion loss for the year, refocuses on mobile displays

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Sharp has announced that it made a loss of 117.1 billion yen ($1.4 billion) for the financial year ending March 2012. It comes after the company sold part of its LCD manufacturing business to Hon Hai, Sony withdrew from a joint venture and refused to deal with Sharp in...
Sharp posts $1.4 billion loss for the year, refocuses on mobile displays
Samsung HDTVs most popular among consumers

Sony downgraded by S&P due to loss-making TV division and 'severe' competition

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Kaz Hirai's biggest challenge in his upcoming promotion to CEO of Sony will undoubtedly be to revitalize the company's once-glorious TV division. Having suffered a debt rating downgrade by Moody's three weeks ago, Sony is today getting another negative outlook, this time from Standard and Poor's. The creditworthiness assessors...
Sony downgraded by S&P due to loss-making TV division and 'severe' competition

IKEA Just Beat Apple To A Slick Web-Connected TV

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Here's your must-watch furniture/gadget promotional video of the day. IKEA is getting into the smart TV business, with its upcoming "Uppleva" connected television set. (Uppleva means "experience" in Swedish. We looked it up). The video is pretty quirky and charming. Let's just hope the TV isn't made out of particle...
IKEA Just Beat Apple To A Slick Web-Connected TV

The future of TV isn’t TV, it’s broadband.

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As government strives to keep up with the broadband age, the Senate’s Commerce Committee held a hearing today covering the future of television, but midway through the hearing I realized that the Senate has it all wrong. The future of TV isn’t to be found in deregulation — it’s on...
The future of TV isn’t TV, it’s broadband.

If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

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The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy.Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called “Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be...
If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

TV Everywhere's Counting Problem

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“TV Everywhere” is supposed to let the traditional TV business hang onto the status quo, by promising viewers they can watch whatever they want, whenever they want it. As long as they keep paying for TV. But even if consumers go for that deal, the TV guys need to make...
TV Everywhere's Counting Problem
LG’s Google TV set debuts this month — but will anyone care?
Can Apple fix what’s wrong with television?

Sony's loss grows as company cuts earnings forecast

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Sony lowers its full-year earnings forecast as it battles a strong yen and declining sales of TVs and game consolesSony's red ink worsened in the April-June quarter and it lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it battles a strong yen and declining sales of LCD TVs and video game consoles.The...
Sony's loss grows as company cuts earnings forecast

Sony looks to mobile for revival and confirms job cuts

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Sony confirmed earlier media reports that it will cut around 10,000 jobs - 6% of its global workforceLess than a fortnight into his job as CEO, Kazuo Hirai on Thursday sketched out a revival strategy for Sony built around mobile electronics - phones, games and cameras - and a medical...
Sony looks to mobile for revival and confirms job cuts

Smartphones lift Samsung earnings

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Samsung Electronics reports a record quarterly profit, boosted by a surge in smartphone sales and improved margins in its TV business....
Smartphones lift Samsung earnings

7 ways Comcast is killing the cable killers

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Comcast Tower We’re at a flashpoint in the evolution of television, and the battle lines are getting clearer. We have the pay TV providers who want to keep their high-dollar cable packages going even as broadband has the potential to break their bundle of channels. We also have content companies,...
7 ways Comcast is killing the cable killers
The new Sony: Kaz Hirai presents Sony's strategy

Toshiba to Merge Design Ops for TVs, PCs and Tablets, Create 'fusion Products'

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Toshiba said Thursday it will reorganize its TV business in Japan, merging product designers with those for computers and tablets in attempt to create "fusion......
Toshiba to Merge Design Ops for TVs, PCs and Tablets, Create 'fusion Products'

Duh: The TV Business Is On The Verge Of Collapse

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We've been noting that the old TV economics model is unsustainable for quite some time -- and pretty much the only arguments we've seen in favor of TV as it works today is that for now it still makes a ton of money. But that's a reason why the TV...
Duh: The TV Business Is On The Verge Of Collapse

Sony posts record annual net loss

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The creator of the Walkman music player and PlayStation games console forecast an operating profit of ¥180bn for the year to next MarchJapanese consumer electronics giant Sony Corp posted a record net loss of ¥456.7bn (£3.6bn) for the year just ended, hit by losses from its TV business, but forecast...
Sony posts record annual net loss

Vivendi boss Jean-Bernard Levy to step down after disagreement over strategy

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Chief executive of French media, music and telecoms group reported to have had differences with his chairmanJean-Bernard Levy, the chief executive of Vivendi, is to leave after a decade running the French media, music and telecoms conglomerate following a disagreement over the strategic direction of the company, according to a...
Vivendi boss Jean-Bernard Levy to step down after disagreement over strategy

Boot up: Oracle sues over Lodsys, Vint Cerf on net regulation, Asus' 'sexist' tweet, and more

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Plus flexible glass displays for phones, and Henry Blodget on the TV businessA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamOracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys >> Mobile Technology NewsOracle, it seems, is not one for irony. Right after an epic...
Boot up: Oracle sues over Lodsys, Vint Cerf on net regulation, Asus' 'sexist' tweet, and more
Sony confirms plans to shed 10,000 jobs amid shake-up
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