Of the two products Apple launched this week, I think the more important was the Apple TV update. Because it's in the living room where Apple has the more interesting battle going on. This "hobby" of a product is still imperfect, but it's making major waves with consumer electronics companies, content producers, and cable firms. Why? Because with an Apple TV (or a competing product, like a Roku), you can bypass the old-line media economy.
The Wall Street Journal reports Apple has purchased Topsy Labs Inc., an analytics company that makes various products made to search and draw data from conversations happening on social media venues like Twitter and Google+. Accordi... Read Post
Apple’s current “hobby” — also known as Apple TV — doesn’t tell us much about Apple’s future plans for the living room. It’s a good product under the right circumstances. But five years from now, living rooms are going to be transfo... Read Post