Electronics

Steve Jobs

Thoughts on Music by Steve Jobs

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On February 6, 2007, Apple co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs posted this essay on the Internet. Steve literally takes a page out of my book, Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV when he says, “DRMs haven’t worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy.” I have read many commentaries on this […]

International CES

CES Over The Top

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If you attended the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) expecting to see the new, new thing — you probably came away disappointed. For the untrained eye, the show looked like it was filled with iPod accessories, very nice flat screen TVs, very cool GPS and automotive audio/video stuff and a few more iPod accessories. […]

Happy New Year!

2006, 2007 and Beyond

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As 2006 draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to list some of the key insights, take-aways and questions inspired by the “year of online video” and highlight some things to watch in 2007. Self Expression: The big news is that “you” are Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” In a stunning […]

Xbox 360

Coming soon to an Xbox near you … HDVG

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As reported by Ben Berkowitz: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp.on Wednesday gave some of the first key details on the next generation of its Xbox video game system, which will include an emphasis on high-definition content, an integrated media browser and “microtransactions” for in-game purchases.   In a speech at the Game Developers Conference […]

Halo 2

Halo Goes To Hollywood – Microsoft Style

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This article by Seattle Times technology writer, Kim Peterson, tells you some of the facts about Halo 2 and Microsoft’s unusual plans to make it into a movie.  This is an interesting twist on the concept of line extension.  Most video games that have tried to cross over into linear story telling have enjoyed less […]