News Corp. doesn’t just own a load of newspapers, it also owns Sky – and it looks like it intends introducing iPad-compatible Sky TV subscriptions, beginning with a roll-out in Germany later this month.
Sky Deutschland, News Corp.‘s German pay-TV provider will introduce its Sky Anywhere TV viewing service for the iPad in mid-May. The iPad application was created locally within five weeks.
“It will start with sports content, but there’s no reason why it can’t extend to everything Sky has to offer, both on a linear basis and in on demand. Most importantly for our customers with have the rights to do that, which means we can provide the services to them on either a low incremental cost, or in some cases no cost,” said Sky Deutschland CEO, Brian Sullivan. Read the rest of this entry
Chips designed by ARM now feature in nearly every one of the 4bn mobile phones in use around the world. ARM designs are deployed in Apple iPhones and iPads.
Analyst Richard Holway of TechmarketView said. “I have no idea if there is any validity in (the rumours) but makes sense as Apple designed the main chip for the iPad inhouse and doesn’t want to see its technology used in other competing products.” Read the rest of this entry
Here, courtesy of Silicon Alley Insider, is a nice graph which shows you – plainly – just how important iPhone is to Apple, representing 40 percent of company revenues.
Pretty certainly the rumour of the day today will be claims Apple will introduce the latest and newest fourth-generation iPhone on June 22.
We think the date sounds about right – after all, the company should be almost set to ship iPad in all its major international markets by then, assuming it gets to sort out its display production problems.
So, here’s the situation: Seems Apple’s hired the Yerba Buena Center for Arts for June 22, which is (you guessed it) a Tuesday, generating instant optimistic expectation the new model iPhone will be introduced on that day. Plus the date coincides with everybody’s expected dates for WWDC 2010. Read the rest of this entry
Apple’s iPad (3G) will be available from Orange, O2 and Vodafone in the UK, the carriers confirmed this morning, but pending news from Apple no prices have been announced at this time. Read the rest of this entry
“HTC is not only an innovator in mobile technology but also an owner of many patents. We take American and international patent rights protection seriously,” it said in a statement posted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange website.
This is interesting – Rob Wells, Senior Vice-President of Digital at the world’s largest major label, Universal Music Group International, tells us what’s what in the future of music.
This is a wide-ranging chat, covering the past, present and several different outcomes for the future of music, including building new commercial models that integrate social and search sites, and of course a little mobile (Apple). Interesting stuff for anyone who cares about the future of media and music. (Video after the break).
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