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Game of Thrones compared to the 2012 Presidential Election
The only one I’m disappointed about is Daenerys Targaryen being compared to Sarah Palin.

Game of Thrones compared to the 2012 Presidential Election

The only one I’m disappointed about is Daenerys Targaryen being compared to Sarah Palin.

Yes, Apple's Building A TV — And It Will Be Powered By Siri

Apple’s building a TV, and it will be powered by Siri.

Steve Jobs’ “I’ve finally cracked it” comment to Walter Isaacson, Bilton says, was referring to the TV interface, not the actual TV set. Instead of having a pile of remotes on our coffee tables, or an absurdly complicated remote keyboard like the one Google uses with Google TV, we’ll just tell Siri what you want to watch. And Siri will play it.



"I Finally Cracked It." - Steve Jobs about Apple TV

parislemon:

That’s what Steve Jobs revealed to Walter Isaacson in an interview for his forthcoming biography.

What was he talking about? The often rumored (and just as often dismissed) Apple television. Not the Apple TV, the current product, a full fledged television. 

Six months ago, I laid out why I thought an Apple television was actually coming despite (and perhaps because of) the current conventional wisdom that it’s a low-margin business that Apple won’t bother with. My original thesis holds: the current television experience is shit from a user perspective. It’s popular despite being severely hamstrung by the powers that be (mainly the cable companies).

If Apple can do to this market what they did to the phone market — they sky is very much the limit. The convergence of computing and the living room will finally be realized. 

Jobs’ quote above is key. He didn’t just reveal that Apple was thinking about the Apple television, but that he “cracked it”. That’s very exciting. It reminds me of Alan Bradley’s quote from Tron: Legacy. Talking about the missing Kevin Flynn:

Sam, two nights before he disappeared, he came to my house. “I’ve cracked it!” He kept saying.

The State of Venture Capital and the Internet

Mark Suster’s keynote presentation at the VCJ Venture Alpha conference on the state of venture capital and the Internet.  It’s an interesting presentation on the direction of VC and the Internet heading towards bring together television and the web.

Dexter Season 6 Guest Stars

Vampires have often found it advantageous to maintain a hidden presence in humanity’s most powerful institutions. In the 1600s, it was the Catholic church, and today, as you all know, it’s Google, Fox News.
- King Bill Compton, Vampire, HBO’s True Blood
Game of Thrones family tree
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