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Rumor mill: Is Apple looking for a Netflix connection?
Mergers & Acquisitions, apple, Netflix
Rumor mill: Is Apple looking for a Netflix connection?
Feb 01 2016 9:45 AM

Usually, July is the silly season where rumors are rampant because there’s just no news coming out of the tech world. But today, Netflix’s share price has popped more than 5% on rumors Apple may be interested in acquiring it. Has a new silly season started? Probably.

The source of the minor price run up was a Forbes article yesterday that’s been picked up and reshaped by a number of media outlets and, so, Boom!, a rumor with legs.

Apple TV sale 'huge' on Day 1, says CEO Cook
Connected TVs & Devices, apple
Apple TV sale 'huge' on Day 1, says CEO Cook
Oct 28 2015 8:30 AM

Waiting for your new Apple TV? You aren’t alone, as Apple CEO Tim Cook, during its quarterly earnings call with analysts Tuesday said sales for the new device had a “huge first day,” becoming available for pre-order on Apple’s online storefront.

Rumor mill: Apple finally is ready to jump into original content
Content Deals, apple, Live Streaming
Rumor mill: Apple finally is ready to jump into original content
Sep 01 2015 6:45 AM

The other shoe for Apple’s TV intentions may finally be about to drop, as Variety is reporting the company is looking to expand its desires to be a force in the entertainment industry by following Amazon, Netflix and Hulu into original content.

Variety, quoting unnamed sources, says Apple’s not ready to commit any of its $200 billion in cash reserves to new content production – yet – but said representatives have been making the rounds with Hollywood types.

Videomind podcast
Broadband, Cloud TV, apple, Commentary, Podcasts
Videomind Podcast May 29: Charter goes all in, Hulu gains ground, Internet Trends and Apple
May 29 2015 3:30 PM

In this week's podcast, Hack and Flack cover the top TV and media headlines including Charter's big buy of TWC and Bright House. We also talk about Hulu gaining more ground through its agreement with Suddenlink, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report, and the buzz around CBS becoming part of Apple's rumoured TV service. Listen Up!