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Codebreaker

TV outside your pad, on your iPad

John Moe Oct 4, 2011

Tech pundit Robert Scoble has a rumor for this morning, serving it up on his Google+ account of all places.

I’m hearing that Apple is working on a new iPad app that looks a lot like DirecTV without the dish, too. Again, that app will have Steve Jobs’ fingerprints all over it as it will be more expansive than the press is expecting in its content availability. There’s a reason Apple built a 500,000-square-foot datacenter (about twice the size of a Facebook one, by the way) and that new datacenter is for video and the data that video causes to be shared with everyone. Will +Reed Hastings CEO at Netflix be on stage tomorrow to help Apple explain its three-screen strategy? I sure hope so, because that would explain further why Netflix split up its streaming and DVD businesses a lot better than Reed’s been able to so far.

Scoble also thinks Apple will announce a new and profound relationship with Facebook, something that’s been mumbled about but I’ve also heard that this will NOT be announced today.

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