PlayStation TV and the Battle Every Video Game Investor Needs to Be Watching Now (The Motley Fool)

Due this fall, the PlayStation TV is to be sold stand-alone or in a bundle. Credit: Sony.

Set-top box makers are adding more games to their systems. At E3, Sony responded by unveiling PlayStation TV for gamers who want access to high-quality games as well as streaming services and Sony’s library of original TV and movies. Should Amazon.com and Apple  investors be nervous?… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

Apple TV Insufficient for TV Experience: TiVo CEO (Bloomberg)

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“I think Netflix will help distinguish cable.

We for a long time have been even to life in the notion of getting your regular channels, your video on demand, and your new streaming aggregators like Netflix all together in a single experience, netflix being the best known brand name out there, in the streaming media space.

I think it really helps consumers understand the benefit of the cable operators putting that all together…”

[Watch the whole video on Bloomberg]

La FNAC lance une offre de leasing pour les produits Apple (Les Echos)

Une vendeuse avec un client au rayon informatique d’une FNAC. – Richard Damoret/REA

Cette offre commerciale permet de louer les appareils. Le système connaît un certain succès chez Intermarché.

La FNAC multiplie les initiatives pour doper son activité dans un marché de l’électronique grand public qui reste déprimé. Pour le premier trimestre 2014, l’institut Gfk a enregistré une baisse de 7 %, allant même jusqu’à 8,8 % pour la micro-informatique. Après avoir sorti il y a quelques mois ses liseuses avec Kobo, la filiale du… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

Whatever Happened to the Apple HDTV? (Time)

The rise and fall (and rise and fall, and rise and fall) of an oft-rumored product

In late 2006, the crescendo of rumors about Apple building a smartphone became deafening–and sure enough, in January 2007, the company announced the iPhone. Three years later, the blogosphere was afire with scuttlebutt about an Apple tablet–right before Apple unveiled the iPad.

Then there are the rumors about Apple making an HDTV. One with streaming video from the iTunes store, a predictably polished… [Read more on Time]

Is the long-awaited Apple television vaporware? (Slash Gear)

Apple is working on a television. That’s what the rumor mill says, at least. It’s also what analysts claim, what Steve Jobs hinted to in the Walter Isaacson biography on his life, and what everyone hopes to see. But at this point, I’m starting to wonder if all of those claims and our hopes and our dreams about an Apple television won’t ever translate to an actual device launch.

 

There’s no debating that… [Read more on Slash Gear]

Apple TV No Longer a ‘Hobby,’ 20M Devices Sold (The Street)

NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Apple (AAPL_) TV is no longer a “hobby” for CEO Tim Cook, who noted to analysts and investors on last night’s earnings call that revenue from its streaming device was more than $1 billion in 2013. Apple has sold roughly 20 million of the set-top box since it launched, Cook said.

“The reason that I stripped off the hobby label is that… [Read more on The Street]

From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes are coming to how you watch TV (Metro)

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Apple is set to launch a new generation of its Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. The next-generation miniature set-top-box, which could be unveiled as early as this June, looks set to feature Siri-like voice commands and games console features and is set to become a serious Apple product in its own right.

The hockey-puck-sized device that plugs into the back of a television set and connects to the internet, launches dedicated apps and enables the streaming of content from other Apple products, be they Macs, iPhones or iPads, has until now been described as… [Read more on Metro]

The Supreme Court Case That Will Decide the Future of Television (Politix)

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Chet Kanojia, the founder and CEO of Aereo, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in New York. • AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Aereo – Billion-Dollar Company or Billion-Dollar Liability? Op-ed by Derek Khanna

In the past decade, home-media consumption of television content has changed significantly. Millions of people, particularly among younger generations, are becoming cord-cutters and converting to Netflix or Hulu. Smart TV’s and add-ons like Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV are changing the way we consume content, changing how we pay for content, and changing the content we are able to consume – as the quality of programming has continued to get much higher.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving… [Read more on Politix]

Now, you can control your Smart TV using a keyboard (Deccan Chronicle)

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Are you planning to buy a Smart TV? Do you expect the Smart TV to offer you with more than just touch screen or additional apps? If yes, a new Smart TV keyboard known as ‘Harmony Smart Keyboard’ has been developed by Logitech. This keyboard can support the Amazon Fire TV, Netflix and Hulu.

Its media keys include… [Read more on Deccan Chronicle]

Apple Should Buy Sony’s PlayStation Division (Slash Gear)

Apple has well over $100 billion in cash, which is making many people across the globe wonder what the company should do with all that money. Investors would like to see it come back in larger dividends, while analysts believe it’s time for Apple to make some major moves and buy up smaller companies. Still others say Apple should… [Read more on Slash Gear]

How the New ‘TV’ Will Affect Cable Companies and Consumers (Townhall Finance)

Watching what you used to consider television is about to get a whole lot more interesting. By now, most us have abandoned true broadcast television and left our “rabbit ears” behind for cable service of one kind or another. Whether from Comcast (CMCSA), Cox Cable, Charter Communications, Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T) or some other service, these companies have been… [Read more on Townhall Finance]