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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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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