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A trio of overnight reports that seem worth a mention but already appear well-worn online – with Apple planning to store movies and TV shows in the cloud, iTunes team members trying to tempt labels away from free download deals with Amazon and Virgin America dumping Flash in a love tryst with the iPad.
CNet tells us that Apple reps have been speaking with major film studios about enabling iTunes users to store movies/TV shows they legally own in the cloud on Apple servers. This extends previous notions Apple intends letting iTunes users host their collection in the cloud for access from anywhere using any connected device.
(We’ve been reporting this since last year, by the way)
“Automobiles will soon be linking up with servers in the cloud to enable everything from crowdsourced pothole detection, personalized radio stations, video selections that include YouTube and even video streams from the front windows of other cars.
“A consortium of tech companies called ng Connect showed off a functional concept version of a Toyota Prius on Tuesday that includes multiple LCD screens, an app platform similar to the one for the iPhone, and a high speed LTE internet connection that promises to make 3G feel like dial-up. The set-up turns the car into a Wi-Fi hot spot, plays movies on demand, and lets passengers frag each other in multi-player games.”
Two recently published studies show slight change in attitudes to paying for content online.
In the first study, the European Commission found that around two-thirds of consumers aged 16-24-year-olds are willing to pay for content online. 10 per cent of this demographic have already begun paying for such content, making this the most active online group and the group most likely to pay for what they want.
With 8 per cent of the smartphone market, Apple’s iPhone generated 43 per cent of mobile Web requests and 65 per cent of HTML site requests from within the smartphone category, the latest released AdMob stats claim.
AdMob, the world’s largest mobile advertising platform, compares smartphone market share to mobile Web usage to determine that smartphones accounted for nearly 3 times more usage than their relative market share in its April 2009 Mobile Metrics Report.
Apple has once again bashed popular alternate media management and browisng software, Boxee, in the form of a new release of it Apple TV software.
Apple TV 2.3.1 slipped out to users quietly today. The software is only available using the Apple TV’s built-in update engine, but has the effect of rendering Boxee’s software unusable.
Peter Gabriel has made significant fresh investment in digital recommendation service, The Filter.
The service has attracted the continued support of current investors Peter Gabriel and Eden Ventures, and bought new investors aboard, including from Roderick Banner, Chairman of WPP-owned media agency, Banner Corp, former CEO of LoudEye Michael Brochu (through EMM Investments) as well as John Taysom, founder of We7.com and a former investor in, among others, Yahoo & Infoseek.
The BBC is serious about attempting to deploy its iPlayer video-on-demand technology as an industry standard, announcing new partnerships with ITV and BT, “to promote a common industry approach and consumer offer to deliver on-demand TV over broadband.”
Such a pan-industry approach may in future pit the BBC and partners against other existing online TV solutions, including iTunes in the UK and similar services elsewhere.