Apple is said to be negotiating to acquire Loewe AG, a manufacturer and distributor of televisions, audio components and integrated entertainment systems, with a final decision expected to be announced by the end of this week.
Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple may get access to programs through partnerships with carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. And Tuesday the Globe and Mail reported that Apple is pursuing partnerships with Canadian operators Rogers and BCE.
But why would Apple feel the need to partner? Because doing so would give it a more complete lineup of content, enable it to offer a better user interface and give it wider distribution than if it went it alone.
And the landfills shudder.
All Things D:
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved the first device that can operate in the so-called “white space” frequencies in between television channels.
What is “white space,” you ask?
White space refers to the range of spectrum available in between the signals used by television stations. By allowing companies to build wireless devices in this area, the Federal Communications Commission is paving the way for new kinds of wireless devices.
I’m ready for my Ansible.