Seems Sony is seeking legal action with he wrong people. Meanwhile, the Amazon Fire TV gets a new service and Apple makes us cry a bit.
The Sony Pictures Entertainment hack has been all over the news, a fact that may bring some conflict to those reporting on the leaked content. Sony has been trying to stop this leaked content from spreading, and the latest attempt seems to be targeting the wrong people.
Instead of focusing solely on the hackers, Sony Pictures is now targeting the press! Sony’s lawyers have reached out to The New York Times, Gawker, Recode and The Verge, asking them to stop reporting on leaked data. Those who fail to do so will be subject to legal actions.
Opinion: I believe Sony Pictures is trying to pick a fight where it shouldn’t. The press is not the enemy. Why not use that energy to try and better fight the source?
The Amazon Fire TV has gotten a bit better as it brings one of the most requested apps to the platform. Amazon has just announced that the Fire TV now plays nice with HBO Go, so long as you have a subscription with participating partners.
The HBO Go app is also compatible with the Fire TV’s voice search functionality, making it very convenient to find your favorite HBO shows and movies. The app is available today, while Fire TV stick users will get access to it on the Spring.
Opinion: HBO Go is an important app to have, but I wonder if HBO will use the same app for its standalone service, which is coming in April. I hope it’s a smooth transition,a nd doesn’t become yet another mess.
Apple’s marketing strategies have always been genius. The company aims to connect with its users. It’s never about what a tablet can do, it’s about what you can do with it. This is why these commercials are so “like-able”, they touch our feelings and make us reate.
Such is the case with Apple’s latest ad, which they have dubbed “The Song”. Give it a watch, it’s actually very sweet.