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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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