Philips CEO Has Private Chat With Jobs

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
[quote] Philips is big bad and virtually unknown

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It is not often that a CEO of a $28 billion revenue company with 184,000 employees in more than 60 wanders into the Red Herring, but that is exactly what happened last week. Gerard Kleisterlee, CEO, Philips Electronics was on a swing through Silicon Valley, which included a keynote at the Churchill Club, and a private chit-chat with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and he asked us if our editors might also want to chat.<hr></blockquote>



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The article also mentions how "When the discussion turned to Apple, Mr. Kleisterlee was all compliments. ?Steve Jobs wants to make sure all our products can talk with his,? he explained. ?Apple does a great job at making things easy for the consumer.?" And how the "Windows operating systems is not going to come into the TV world? as it is too complicated. For true convergence to happen, Mr. Kleisterlee believes there needs to be common platform that allows interoperatability between consumer devices."



Could it be a new TVcentric idevice they were discussing? I sure as heck hope so! I guess we'll have to wait and see. :cool:



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 13
    ringoringo Posts: 328member
    Phillips has already announced that they're working on rendezvous-enabled consumer electronics devices. I forsee a stereo that will play music in your iTunes library via a LAN with very little configuration.
  • Reply 2 of 13
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,125member
    Apple could always purchase ReplayTV from SonicBlue and actually turn it into a nice Media Server.
  • Reply 3 of 13
    [quote]Originally posted by Ringo:

    <strong>Phillips has already announced that they're working on rendezvous-enabled consumer electronics devices. I forsee a stereo that will play music in your iTunes library via a LAN with very little configuration.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    The TiVo Series 2 DVRs should actually have this functionality via the Home Media Option this April-ish. They're working on software to allow you to stream iTunes music and iPhoto images to your TiVo for display on your TV. Which is great for people who have exceptionally <a href="http://www.bang-olufsen.com/sw1705.asp"; target="_blank">nice speakers</a> connected :cool:



    Rendezvous access would be even cooler though. I'm sure this is more likely what they were talking about rather than any new, apple branded product.
  • Reply 4 of 13
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    [quote]Originally posted by long AAPL:

    <strong>





    Could it be a new TVcentric idevice they were discussing? I sure as heck hope so! I guess we'll have to wait and see. :cool:



    [ 01-27-2003: Message edited by: long AAPL ]</strong><hr></blockquote>





    Wow....your post brings back memories of "Apple Recon/Recon for Investors (RFI) heh

    Whatever happened to that guy? Wait, are you him!?

  • Reply 5 of 13
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    [quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:

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    Rendezvous access would be even cooler though. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    TiVo announced upcoming Rendezvous support at MacExpo.
  • Reply 6 of 13
    reidreid Posts: 190member
    [quote]Originally posted by Ringo:

    <strong>I forsee a stereo that will play music in your iTunes library via a LAN with very little configuration.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Wow! How did you do that? <a href="http://www.audio.philips.com/streamium/product.asp"; target="_blank">Prophecy fulfilled.</a>
  • Reply 7 of 13
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    [quote]Originally posted by Reid:

    <strong>Wow! How did you do that? <a href="http://www.audio.philips.com/streamium/product.asp"; target="_blank">Prophecy fulfilled.</a></strong><hr></blockquote>



    Cool! Too bad I just got a new Sony stereo (for free, from using my Sony Visa card).



    Escher
  • Reply 8 of 13
    "Apple Recon/Recon for Investors (RFI)" OMG that guy was Sooooooo Annnnnnoooyyyiiiiing..... he always new someting we didn't...someting part of some big masterplan.....lol dumb ass <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />
  • Reply 9 of 13
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    I believe Robert Morgan of RFI fame is still very ill. The public web site appears to have made several abortive efforts to come back.



    Those guys pretty much defined coy, but there were interesting nuggets buried in their posts.
  • Reply 10 of 13
    ringoringo Posts: 328member
    [quote]Originally posted by Reid:

    <strong>Prophecy fulfilled.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    What? How is that anything like what I was saying? That stereo plays internet radio stations. You could only play your own MP3s with that by setting up your own server.
  • Reply 11 of 13
    [quote]Originally posted by Kickaha:

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    TiVo announced upcoming Rendezvous support at MacExpo.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You're right, I was going by what I saw on TiVo's site... then I hit Apple's Rendezvous page and it explained it all. Very cool
  • Reply 12 of 13
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    if Apple were to come out with some TiVo like product or services, .Mac may be used as a subscription payment thing, no? <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" /> <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[oyvey]" /> <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />
  • Reply 13 of 13
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    I think with these companies Apple is playing more the role of the digital hub and letting others do the grunt work of creating and selling entertainment appliances. (Portable devices is something different).

    - Philips: Play iTunes through your stereo system or something bigger like connect your receiver and play iMovies at full screen and with 5.1 surround stereo (if that were a feature of iMovie) :cool:

    - TiVo: Manage your "To Do " and "Now Playing lists"



    Screed
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