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Apple Gets First $1 Trillion Valuation From Wall Street Brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald

ibtimes.com — Apple Inc. will become the world's first trillion-dollar company, according to Cantor Fitzgerald, which put a $180 price target on its shares on Monday, the Financial Times reported. The brokerage became the first to give Apple a valuation above a trillion on the eve of the consumer release of Apple Watch on April 10.

Sony PlayStation Vue TV cable

businessinsider.com — First the good news: You're about to get some new choices in cable TV. Now the bad: You probably won't save much money. Sony Corp. launched its PlayStation Vue TV service Wednesday, making it the first to launch a web-TV service that actually resembles real TV with more than 80 channels across three tiers of service.

Sony PlayStation Vue: Why The Future Of Web TV Won’t Be Any Cheaper Than Cable

ibtimes.com — First the good news: You're about to get some new choices in cable TV. Now the bad: You probably won't save much money. Sony Corp. launched its PlayStation Vue TV service Wednesday, making it the first to launch a web-TV service that actually resembles real TV with more than 80 channels across three tiers of service.

DirecTV Experiments With Oculus, Samsung Gear And A Fridge That Tells You What Gordon Ramsay Show To Watch

ibtimes.com — AUSTIN, Texas -- Pay-TV companies aren't particularly known for innovation, even the ones that launch satellites and beam TV signals to space and back. DirecTV is hoping to change this by bringing its research lab to the south side of Austin and throwing open the doors to designers and engineers flocking here for South by Southwest.

Cablevision Inks HBO Now Deal To Create New Kind Of 'Cable' Bundle

ibtimes.com — Welcome to the new cable bundle. Cablevision Systems said Monday it plans to offer HBO Now to its broadband subscribers, making it the first cable provider to agree to distribute Home Box Office Inc.'s standalone web service. Cablevision will pitch HBO Now to its Optimum Online broadband customers, even though it offers HBO as a premium channel to its pay-TV subscribers.

SXSW 2015: McDonald's Looks To Wireless Charging, Tech Conveniences To Spur Turnaround

ibtimes.com — Wireless charging. Interactive music. Friendly baristas. Soft, yellow tones and wood grain. This is a vision of the McDonald's of the future. Except this future is built inside a Hyatt next to the Austin Convention Center for South By Southwest.

SXSW 2015: TV Networks HBO, A&E, Nat Geo Spend Big In Austin To Attract 'Influencers'

ibtimes.com — AUSTIN, Texas -- You'd be forgiven for thinking South by Southwest Interative, with its focus on tech, had morphed into a television festival. That's because cable numerous broadcasters, including HBO, FX, National Geographic and A&E have all spent big on eye-catching, expensive experiential marketing displays this year.

How HBO Plans To Beat Netflix To The Next Hit Show: Reading Lots Of Scripts

ibtimes.com — HBO's Michael Lombardo has presided over the pay television network's biggest hits (and misses) since he took over as president of programming in 2007, soon after the demise of "The Sopranos."

HBO's Cable-Free Subscription Service 'HBO Now' To Debut Exclusively On Apple TV

ibtimes.com — HBO's new streaming service for cable-cutters, "HBO Now," will debut exclusively on Apple TV on April 12, confirming a report last week in the International Business Times. The service will launch along with the April 12 returns of "Game of Thrones," "Veep," and " Silicon Valley," Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the outset of the comnpany's "Spring Forward" event.

HBO In Talks With Apple To Be Launch Partner For Coming Web Service ‘HBO Now’: Exclusive

ibtimes.com — HBO is in talks with Apple to make Apple TV one of the launch partners for its highly anticipated streaming service when it debuts next month. HBO and streaming partner Major League Baseball Advanced Media are working to have the standalone service, called "HBO Now," ready to launch in April in conjunction with the premiere of the fifth season of "Game of Thrones," according to sources familiar with their plans.
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