As I've discussed several times recently, despite all the earlier gloomy predictions of the declining value of content, recent moves by major media companies including Sony and Time Warner indicate a belief in the value of entertainment content -- music, movies, and (maybe even) online entertainment. This is, I have argued, particularly the case when … Continue reading The Content Chatter Continues. Next Up: Apple?
Sony CEO Howard Stringer this past Thursday announced the company's plans to make video download services available through all of its major products over the next three years, including Sony televisions, computers, video game consoles, and music players. (See coverage in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.) Just one day after Knowledge@Wharton … Continue reading Digital Convergence: Will Sony Get it Right This Time?
There were a number of interesting announcements at this morning's MacWorld keynote presentation by Steve Jobs including software enhancements to the iPhone and iTouch, and a very thin Mac notebook computer. Also noteworthy are the newly announced movie features of iTunes and Apple TV. Apple's iTunes Movie Rentals will include the option to view both … Continue reading The Amazing Steve Show