Sunday, January 29, 2006

Apple is "the new Sony"

The Disney-Pixar deal makes for some eyebrow-raising cross-pollination. Read what Andrew Neff at Bear Stearns had to say:

Apple is 'the new Sony' - Bear Sterns
By Jonny Evans

Apple has huge growth opportunities and appears likely to emerge as the "nexus of the digital lifestyle evolution", an analyst explained this morning.

Apple is rapidly transforming into the firm Sony always wanted to be, said Bear Sterns analyst Andrew Neff.

"In a sense, Apple is becoming what Sony always wanted to be: a visionary that seamlessly integrates the best-of-breed hardware with content to fundamentally alter the way we live - and iPod is just the beginning, like Walkman before it," he wrote, according to Forbes.

Neff warns investors not to underestimate Apple, a company that creates products that are renowned for their ability to create disruptive change, he warns.

Apple's move into video, for example, has changed the way video is created (Final Cut Pro, iMovie) and how it is consumed (iTunes Music Store and iPod video).

Looking ahead, Neff predicts Apple will make further moves into consumer electronics, suggesting it may even reveal an HDTV device with iPod features built in, a new mobile phone, or even an iPod camera may emerge.

Neff's comments appear as his colleague, Robert Peck, warns that search giant Google may have plans to launch an iTunes-competing service of its own.

Bear Strerns rates Apple as an "outperforming" stock with a $103 target price.

And then, there's the word on the street. Roberto's Myspace bulletin about this cracks me up:

Disney=Pixar=Apple Computers=Pixar=Disney?!

Steve "owns" Apple.

Steve "owns" Pixar.

Disney owns Pixar, now.

Disney owns Pixar owned by Steve who owns Apple Computers, Inc.

On top of that Steve is Board Member at Disney, Pixar CEO, and Apple CEO.

John Lasseter, the UTTER AND IMMACULATE GENIUS Creative Director (AKA Genius) at Pixar is now Creative Head Cheese at Both Pixar and Disney overseeing both creative projects AND theme parks?!

And Disney will work EXCLUSIVELY with Steve's Apple Computers with Digiital Software AND Video Media, not to mention content for the Viddy iPod AND the fact that Disney has TV stations galore with cool stuff?

Yes! This shall be known as Disney Year 1 EAE (Era After Eisner).

(Eisner SUCKED! He was a horrible horrible man who hated children and puppies and sucked the blood out of Disney and ousted Roy Disney! HE OUSTED ROY DISNEY! WHAT A SICK F**K!!!)

THIS is going to be interesting. :-D

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