The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.
In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at the future of television. They both agree that the TV as you know it is dead. Everyone from Sony to Apple is rushing to create a future generation of televisions that is more an "integrated entertainment center" that leverages software used in other devices and Internet connections. In this space, the success of iOS and the wealth of developers on the platform should give Apple the advantage if it aggressively enters the market. This transformation could ultimately turn TVs from commoditized devices dragging down companies like Sony in a sea of red ink into differentiated platforms that provide outsized profits for a slim group of winners.
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At the time thisarticle was published Eric Bleekerand Jeremy Phillips own shares of no companies listed above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Microsoft, Apple, Logitech International, and Google.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Logitech International, creating a write covered call position in Logitech International, and creating bull call spread positions in Apple and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.