iMessage for Android: Don't Hold Your Breath, HBO Head Talks Video Streaming

Today's Above Avalon stories: 

  • iMessage for Android: Don't Hold Your Breath
  • HBO Head Talks Video Streaming

We begin today's email with a deep dive into the topic of Apple bringing iMessage to Android. After going over both sides to the debate, we take a closer look at how Apple's WWDC keynote last week gave me greater confidence that we won't likely see iMessage on Android anytime soon. Keeping with an Apple services theme, we then turn to video streaming. HBO chief Richard Plepler sat down for an interview with the WSJ focused on TV's future and the strategy for winning at video streaming. With Apple's video streaming ambitions in mind, we go over a few of my takeaways from Plepler's interview.

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