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HBO to Apple: Open the !#@&!#$! Canned Peaches!

134027__ian_l.jpgHBO (TWX) has reportedly managed to do what NBC Universal (GE) failed so miserably at last year: convince Apple (AAPL) to adopt variable pricing at its iTunes digital media storefront.

Sources close to the network tell Portfolio.com that Apple will soon bring its programming to iTunes along with a separate and distinct pricing structure. No word yet on what that pricing structure is, but presumably it’s a lot more favorable than the one NBC Universal had.

An interesting move for Apple, and one that marks a shift in the company’s hard-line views of pricing. Perhaps the HBO arrangement is unique, perhaps not. But even if it is, it won’t be long before the entire content industry begins demanding similar deals.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work