Who cares. This doesn't spell the end of anything. The guy was a horrible presenter and from interviews I've seen, a jerk.
I work for one if the largest insurers in the world...we've had our share of this at every level of management. Doesn't mean anything outside of the players involved.
Of course, a few mouth breathers on AI will find this significant.
I honestly don't care who "wins" this between Intel, Sony, Google or Apple, etc. It doesn't matter, once there is a tiny crack in the dam, it's over for the monopoly the cable companies have become.
As for me, I'm going Aereo, Hulu + and Netflix this fall, goodby DirecTV. But I'll keep my Apple TV handy, ready for iTV or whatever it'll be called.