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Mix: Amazon-TiVo, ARM iPhone, FCC letter, iPod giver

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, February 7, 2007
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Amazon.com and TiVo have announced a new service that lets users watch movies and TV shows downloaded from Amazon’s Unbox video store on their television. The videos are streamed from a PC to a user’s TiVo box.

Warren East, president and CEO of ARM Holdings, has confirmed that “at least three” processor cores developed by his company will power Apple’s iPhone. Information Week reports: “Further to an ‘email to the editor’ which estimated that there may be three ARM processor cores in the Apple iPhone, reports came forward that the main CPU for the iPhone is a PXA320, formerly the Monahan applications processor from Intel Corp., now supplied by Marvell Technology Group Ltd.”

LoopRumors claims to have discovered a letter from Apple to the FCC, in which Apple asks the commission to insure that sensitive information on the iPhone remain confidential until June 15, 2007. Update: This letter has been disclaimed as a hoax, based upon a previous filing for Apple’s AirPort Extreme Base Station.

The Londonist has interviewed Matthew Smith, a London area man who takes broken iPods, fixes them, and gives them back out to others on the freecycle community for free.

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Comments

1

So if Microsoft and Apple agree with each other, couldn’t they just . . . work together?

And Microsoft of all people saying that they’re working to get rid of DRM is a surprise.

Posted by JoshSpazJosh on February 7, 2007 at 8:53 AM (PDT)

2

Is this the same Zune team that pays licensing fees for all hardware sales to Universal?  Yeah, I thought so.

Jealous, that’s all.

Posted by doog on February 7, 2007 at 9:52 AM (PDT)

3

Mr. Reindorp is correct, Steve Jobs’ comments were irresponsible. Did he once stop to consider how much PlaysForSure-licensing money Microsoft stands to lose if the music industry were to stop using DRM?

Posted by fondy44 on February 7, 2007 at 10:34 AM (PDT)

4

I think that guy from microsoft is an idiot.  Jobs suggested 3 alternatives and a “a free-DRM world” was only one of them.

Posted by gbendana on February 7, 2007 at 11:04 AM (PDT)

5

“To be honest, iPods are terrible MP3 players, they are just marketed well because of their aesthetic beauty and fashion icon status.”
Matthew Smith


Hmmm, must be why Apple have sold so many….

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on February 7, 2007 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

6

Gates had already said “DRM sucks” back in December. So how is Jobs being “irresponsible”?

Posted by flatline response on February 7, 2007 at 12:08 PM (PDT)

7

Hmmm, must be why Apple have sold so many….

Not sure if there’s any sarcasm embedded in there, but the iPod’s nearly irresistible and highly unavoidable marketing strategies does have a big impact on its success. Although it doesn’t hurt that Apple made the things work as well as they do…

Posted by flatline response on February 7, 2007 at 12:12 PM (PDT)

8

Not to be pedantic, but Apple’s letter to the FCC should ask the commission to “ensure”, not “insure”. Sorry.

Posted by urbanslaughter on February 7, 2007 at 2:01 PM (PDT)

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