Apple TV

Fin on a Big(ger) Screen

Bringing Fin to the big screen was easier than I thought it would be. Certainly easier than developing for Mac, and probably even easier than Apple Watch in many ways. I still think the Apple TV app market is going to be a tough place to make a whole lot of money short term, but I do find myself thinking quite a bit about the long term potential of this new platform. In any case, I figured it was worth the effort just to wrap my head around a new…

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Hulu Reworks Its Script as Digital Change Hits TV - WSJ.com

> The free online television service has become one of the most-watched online video properties in the U.S. and a top earner of web-video ad dollars since its 2008 launch. > > [ > > ![](http://m.wsj.net/video/20110127/012711hubamhulu/012711hubamhulu_512x288.jpg) > ](http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703779704576074283037958472.html#)WSJ’s Sam Schechner reports on Hulu re-tooling its business plan to keep up with a changing digital world. > > []() > > But its owners—industry powerhouses NBC Universal, News Corp. and Walt Disney Co.—are increasingly at odds over Hulu’s business model. Worried that…

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Microsoft TV - Another box running Windows (because that's worked so well in the past)

> Microsoft will reportedly announce a new Windows-based $200 set-top box using Windows Media Center as its primary interface, according to the [ > *Seattle Times* > ](http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2013824940_brier03.html). The company, which has been trying to put a Windows box in living rooms for more than 10 years with little success, is expected to make the announcement during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. via [macworld.com](http://www.macworld.com/article/156842/2011/01/microsoft_set_top.html?lsrc=rss_main)I can’t believe…

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Apple TV and Games

> Wu estimates that about 40 percent of downloads from the App Store for the iPhone and iPad are games, and he believes that games could be a major selling point for the Apple TV. > > “This capability isn’t available today, but we believe it could be added fairly easily as Apple TV uses a similar A4 processor architecture as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” Wu said. via [appleinsider.com](http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/12/22/1_million_apple_tv_sales_seen_as_positive_but_fairly_immaterial.html)…

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Google TV in the Bargain basement bin

> **Sony’s price slashing promotion for its new Blu-Ray Google TV appliance indicates additional trouble for the Android-based device, following a content blockade imposed by television broadcasters, a rash of unenthusiastic reviews, and the fragmentation issues endemic to Android.** > > Sony announced a promotional $100 price cut on its $399 Google TV device, an unusually deep discount for a brand new product, especially for Sony. While the company offered a variety of Black Friday discounts on other Blu-Ray products, none approached the 25 percent off fire sale of its new Google…

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