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From WSJ...can Apple/iPOD be far behind???
Posted by: samintx
Date: February 06, 2006 05:08AM
Walt Disney Co. has split off its MovieBeam on-demand movie service and brought in new investors, raising $48.5 million in new cash.

According to a recent SEC filing by MovieBeam Inc., the new investor base includes venture capital firms Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund and Intel Corp.'s Intel Capital. Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. and venture capital firm Vantage Point Venture Partners have also taken stakes. Disney's ABC television unit will remain the biggest shareholder in the venture with a minority interest.

Disney unveiled MovieBeam in 2003 as a proprietary movie service delivering movies to consumers with special TV-top boxes. The service was originally tested in Spokane, Washington; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Jacksonville, Fla. However, it was put on hold in April 2005 in a move to upgrade the network and service. Disney plans to relaunch the service later this year.

can't give link but check Yahoo financial DIS
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Re: From WSJ...can Apple/iPOD be far behind???
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: February 06, 2006 05:52AM
This has been discussed for a long time. I agree it should be spun off.

previous discussion


remember, the original discussion by Steve on the iPod was to create COMPELLING, UNIQUE reasons for people to choose Macs.

That changed and this article noted here.


I would still like them to bring them out for Macs FIRST, delay windows model by even TWO MONTHS would drive Mac sales UP (some, maybe, but UP nonetheless). OR a Mac-only model with high-integration with iApps.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2006 06:04AM by SteveJobs.
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