Amazon is developing a streaming set-top that could challenge Apple TV, Roku, Boxee and other over-the-top video players, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources.
Life is continuing apace at Hulu even as two of the company's three owners--Walt Disney Co. and News Corp.--mull its future.The company has introduced a redesign for Apple TV, and Andy Forssell, current senior vice president of content, has been named acting CEO.
Intel is ready to step outside of the box--literally and figuratively--with a new consumer electronics product and an Internet TV offering it hopes will reshape the online video delivery business, the chipmaker confirmed at the AllThingsDigital Dive into Media conference Tuesday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he thinks the global smartphone market will continue to grow significantly over the next few years and that Apple's iPhone business will benefit from that. However, Cook did not directly address whether Apple will introduce a cheaper iPhone for emerging markets, but he said the company will continue to make great products and that "The only thing we'll never do is make a crappy product."
Apple is reportedly negotiating with Time Warner Cable to carry the company's HBO Go application on Apple TV by mid-year, according to a Bloomberg report citing two people familiar with the plans.
According to an FCC filing published Jan. 29, Apple may soon release an updated version of the Apple TV.
Buried amid Apple's i-centric fourth quarter earnings results--as in iPod, iPhone and iPad--was a mention of something that is becoming perhaps a little more than a "hobby" but less than a full-on assault for the Silicon Valley company.
Cablevision is beginning to supply subscribers on its OMGFAST wireless broadband system in Florida with Internet video set-tops from Roku, charging $5 monthly to lease the devices.
Time Warner Cable said Monday that subscribers who buy streaming video devices from Roku will soon be able to watch 300 cable networks without using a cable set-top.
Hulu announced it will close 2012 with more than 3 million paying Hulu Plus subscribers, a huge coup for the company that also offers a version of the same service, albeit with less content, for free. In a Hulu blog, Jason Kilar, CEO of the company, also announced the company would finish the year with $695 million in revenue, a more than 65 percent increase over 2011.