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Apple’s about-face Samsung TV deal shakes streaming world

Last week might well have marked the worst in Apple’s history and the company made a peculiar and rather uncharacteristic response, by revealing that new Samsung smart TVs will soon offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows as well as AirPlay 2 support. In the face of adversity, we have a rare show of Apple breaking out of its proprietary device ecosystem to partner with its old handset nemesis – is this a sign of things to come or is Apple destined to return to old habits? Now worth something like $300 billion less than it was last week and on the cusp of launching its own long-awaited OTT video service this quarter, Apple has looked to Samsung for help –…

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