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Time Warner Cable Okay With Theoretical Apple TV, Won’t Say “Apple TV”

Time Warner Cable might be okay with something like the set-top box Apple is reportedly proposing, COO Rob Marcus said today at a Goldman Sachs conference. Marcus didn’t mention Apple by name, but said his company would consider selling TV subscriptions using third-party technology, even if “in some of those cases that may mean giving up control of the interface.” His comments echo earlier reports that Time Warner Cable has discussed the concept with Apple.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald