Peter Kafka

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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus