I have just finished danah boyd's new book, It's Complicated: The Social Life of Networked Teens . danah was (and still is) a researcher at Microsoft Research when I was there in 2011. I didn't interact with her too much as I was focussed on other matters b...
My contention is that Apple have already show us what Apple's TV vision (as famously foretold by Steve Jobs is). Basically, it will be like CarPlay but built into TVs. I imagine that Apple will partner with Sony for a range of TVs with Apple TV or something like it built in. It will allow iPhones to be used as a remote or you can use what will effectively be a cheap iPhone Touch to work with it or, and this is most likely, your iWatch so that it is a personalised experience. You'll find shows using Siri.
Apple TV itself will get upgraded to be a set-top box for existing sets like it is now. The issue, as usual, will be content. This is what has been holding this up. I suspect Apple will launch with less than full content to try and persuade others on. It will also likely be a subscription model based on an expanded iTunes Match concept which is already looking like Apple's version of Amazon Prime.
Anyhow this is all in good fun.
Of course, if Apple does what I just outlined, they will be derided for not being innovative enough.
- University of TorontoProfessor of Strategic Management, 2011 - present
- Melbourne Business SchoolProfessor of Economics, 1996 - 2011
I hold the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management at the University Toronto. Prior to that I was the foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne (1996-2011). From 2009-2011, I was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and in 2011, visiting researcher at Microsoft Research.
I hold a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honors degree in
economics from the University of Queensland. At the Melbourne Business
School I teach MBA students in introductory microeconomics,
technology strategy, economics of organisations, incentives and
contracts, and market design using game theory. I have also co-authored
(with Stephen King and Robin Stonecash) the Australasian edition of
Greg Mankiw's Principles of Economics (published by Cengage), Core
Economics for Managers (Cengage), Finishing the Job (MUP) and Parentonomics (New South/MIT Press). Most recently, I published an ebook, Information Wants to be Shared, with HBR Press.
While my research interests are varied I have specialities in
the nature of technological competition and innovation, economic
growth, publishing economics, industrial organisation and regulatory
economics. This has culminated in publications in the American Economic
Review, Journal of Political Economy, RAND Journal of Economics,
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Public Economics, and the
Journal of Regulatory Economics. I serve as co-editor of the
International Journal of Industrial Organization. In 2007, Iwas
awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s Young Economist Award.
In 2008, I was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social
Sciences, Australia. Details of my research activities can be found here.
- Stanford UniversityEconomics, 1990 - 1995
- University of QueenslandEconomics, 1986 - 1989