DirecTV is not expected to submit a bid in the current first round, and observers see Apple as an unlikely bidder, but various online and technology companies have looked at the online video joint venture.
Janney's Tony Wible argues that the Internet company's biggest acquisition ever could make it "a substantial new buyer of content," make TiVo an acquisition candidate and create new challenges for Netflix.Read more
CEO Larry Page calls the deal “extremely important” as Web usage on mobile devices continues to rise, and the firm said its biggest acquisition ever will “supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing.”Read more
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops