“Given that Apple has shown it’s willing to dabble in large scale M&A, the big question is what does it do next? While there’s work for Apple to do with respect to digital music and streaming radio, the next frontier could very well end up being streaming video,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet.
“If Apple goes there — and there’s no shortage of rumors speculating it will — the logical place to look to propel the strategy is Hulu,” Pendola writes. “Here’s what we know about Hulu: The owners of Hulu — NBCUniversal (a Comcast subsidiary), Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox — aren’t quite certain how to move forward with Hulu. Maybe they can’t get on the same page. I don’t know. But they simply haven’t maximized the platform’s potential. If the owners of Hulu make moves to go full on boar with the platform, they could put serious hurt on Netflix.”
Pendola writes, “The owners of Hulu might actually be able to execute a Hulu grand plan using Apple as a conduit, however the question is… is this — streaming video — an area Apple wants to get into?”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]