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1.30.2006

Jobs' new gig

Steve Jobs has a new gig, and the deal could be the spark of something huge. Disney has accquired Pixar, of which Jobs was chairman, CEO and majority shareholder. BusinessWeek has a really good article on this, well worth the read.

A small taste:
The alliance between Jobs and Disney is full of promise. If he can bring to Disney the same kind of industry-shaking, boundary-busting energy that has lifted Apple and Pixar sky-high, he could help the staid company become the leading laboratory for media convergence. It's not hard to imagine a day when you could fire up your Apple TV and watch Net-only spin-offs of popular TV shows from Disney's ABC Inc. Or use your Apple iPhone to watch Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant's video blog, delivered via Disney's ESPN Inc. "We've been talking about a lot of things," says Jobs. "It's going to be a pretty exciting world looking ahead over the next five years."

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