Originally Posted by lkrupp
Rumor followed by skeptical, sarcastic responses. See above. This reminds me of something... wait a minute... wait a minute... There was this rumor in 2006 about an "i" thing that everybody was laughing at Apple about. Something about a mature, commoditized, cutthroat market that would eat Apple alive? Well, they're not laughing any more are they. And why did Apple remove "Computer" from its corporate name? Let me think about that one again.
Cute. But doesn't prove your point. The fact is that the whole TV issue is one of content and Apple doesn't need to buy an actual TV to service that issue. They just need the content deals and the same little black box they are selling now. That can be used with the tv you have or one you buy. Without need for them to sign up a partner, license tech etc
Originally Posted by irnchriz
This guy is talking out of his arse. I hope that he gets fired in March 2012 when his bullshit predictions turn out to be false.
Shaw Wu has been talking out of his arse for a lot longer and hasn't gotten himself fire, proving that accuracy and a sense of logic/reason isn't a job requirement. This guy is probably safe
Originally Posted by Orlando
This was pretty much the sales pitch for GoogleTV. Hasn't exactly set the world on fire.
A major reason being that they tried to recreate the WebTV, focusing on getting tv etc through the internet and got several major sites like Hulu blocked. With Hulu it was because of Hulu's deals with the networks (i.e. if Hulu didn't block the G-TV from accessing the sites, the networks would yank their stuff from Hulu). Similar gigs with the other sites. This is not unlike Google's Books gig without talking to the publishers first and their music gig without talking to the labels. It tends to back fire.
Apple on the other hand does the deals first so there's few issues. And as I said, those deals don't need a full on TV to be of use.