Wednesday, July 20, 2005

PBS | I, Cringely . July 14, 2005 - More Shoes

PBS | I, Cringely . July 14, 2005 - More Shoes Very interesting speculation from Robert Cringely about the the Apple/Intel + Intel/Clickstar deals and how they may be inherently linked.

In short, Cringely says he thinks that Clickstar will power an iTunes Movie Service with Intel providing the support for a device ecosystem that can access the content from living room and mobile devices. Could be, but I think the mobile DRM issue is non-trivial and unless Intel has solved the portable tether subscription issues that Microsoft has already tackled with "Janus", then I'm not sure how they plan to "rent" first-run movie content. Maybe the consumers would only have a "purchase" movie option?

Keep an eye on this one...

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