The Next Target: TV
Apple and Google have tried before, but seems they both are renewing their strategies. Rumor has it that Steve Jobs left a strategy to take over TV to Apple. Google is thinking of leveraging both their actual pipes and YouTube as a professional content generator to get into the space too.
If either of these work out, it’s big news to AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Netflix, Samsung, Sony, etc. It’s big news to all of us who still watch TV in a way not quite the same as we use the Internet (despite DVR and networked HDTV sets).
Will talk about IPTV and Video over Internet architectures in a December lecture.