Steve Jobs, Bob Iger appear live on CNBC

CNBC conducted a live interview with Apple CEO and soon-to-be new Disney Board of Directors member Steve Jobs and Disney CEO Bob Iger. The brief interview took place shortly after 5:10pm EST time.

During the interview, Jobs and Iger both touched briefly on the subject of Apple, specifically the Disney content deal with iTunes; both said they expected “exciting things in the future.”

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25 Comments

  1. I’m not sure I like that Disney is buying Pixar, except that hopefully Steve Jobs can turn Disney into his own little lapdog and get them to do whatever the heck he wants to promote Apple products. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    http://musobs.blogspot.com

  2. “Hmmm, does this mean a Apple Store in the entry area to each Disnet Theme Park?”

    Yes. After all, having 5 percent of stock allows you to dictate everything a company does.

  3. ^ Just ended.

    Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry interesting stuff leaked out by Iger and Jobs. At the prompting of the interviewer(s), they kind of let it slip that further exploitation of the iPod/iTunes delivery mechanism is definitely in their plans — and SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!

    Ooooooh, yesssssssss. It’s GOOD to be an AAPL shareholder for the long term.

  4. AN OPEN LETTER TO MR. STEVE JOBS, CEO, APPLE COMPUTERS, PIXAR ANIMATION 01/19/2006

    Dear Steve:

    10 years ago, the Quacky1 mentioned to a number of Disney animation executives that in order to secure the future of animation, Disney should buy Apple.

    5 years ago, when Pixar movies were performing so well, the Quacky1 mentioned to a number of Disney animation executives that in order to secure their future distribution channel, Pixar should buy Disney.

    Either way, as a shareholder I believe that you would make a great addition to the management team of Disney. And I hope that when you come on board, you will remember that there is at least one Disney employee that you need to fire, because he embarrassed your company publicly on the Internet – and both he and his boss were promoted for it. Just in case you forgot, here’s a link to an article the Quacky1 published about the incident so you can jog your memory.

    Good luck in your future endeavors. Sincerely,

    The Quacky1
    http://duckau.com/?page_id=9

  5. iTunes now has a “short films” section with new content from Disney: 10 or so cartoons from the 1930’s for 1.99 each.
    First hint of a wave of Disney content from all their assets?

  6. It appears that Intel’s new Core Duo – which was released less than a month ago – has errors out the wazoo serial port. Its errata documenation reveals 34 known issues with the processor. That averages out to almost an error and a half a day being discovered. Now, it’s nothing new for processors to have errors; the Pentium 4 has 65 known errors. But those 65 have been accumulated over the life of the chip. Should be we concerned?

    Huh, yes.

    This is going to set back MacTel sales and cause all sorts of security issues for the next year or two, or three.

    Get a PPC Quad while you can.

  7. iTunes now has a “short films” section with new content from Disney: 10 or so cartoons from the 1930’s for 1.99 each.
    First hint of a wave of Disney content from all their assets?

    Hey does that mean also the pro-Nazi content they produced as well? How about the medals ol’ Walt won from the Fuher himself?

  8. You gotta bet Microsoft is a little antsy about this. This locks MS out of Disney’s pipeline and puts Apple in the driver’s seat in terms of content distribution. The cross marketing possibilities for Apple are enormous.

  9. those errors are obscure, and unlikely to cause any major impact. Especially since you would have to be a complete idiot to execute any remote application you didn’t trust or get from a source you trusted. This is true on windows and any other platform, not just Mac OS or Intel.

  10. Just because Jobs is on the board of Disney, does not mean that he can help Apple. Remember he was the CEO of Pixar when Pixar bought Intel boxes for their render farm instead of macs.

    He has to be impartial and go the extra mile to avoid showing conflicts of interest. Disney may pick Plays for Sure and MS as well as Apple to ensure there is no conflict of interest. If Pixar was still a separate company, Disney could have given and exclusive deal to Apple to entice Jobs to give into some distribution demands. (which they did with some TV shows).

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