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Here’s How an Apple TV Could Actually Work (Video)

Jeremy Allaire is a big fan of the “pay attention to the software, not the hardware” school of Apple TV speculation. As the Brightcove CEO explained earlier this month, he thinks a core part of any Apple TV plan will be Airplay-enabled apps that allow iPhones and iPads to control and interact with your flat-screen.

The nice part about that prediction is that it doesn’t require us to wait around to see what Tim Cook eventually delivers — you can see what that looks like right now.

And, conveniently for Allaire, that vision also dovetails with Brightcove’s corporate strategy: Today, the company is rolling out a feature designed specifically to help developers build Airplay apps.

Okay. So what would those look like? Allaire is happy to show you:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik