The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Chief Technology Officer Jeremy Phillips and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics around the investing world.
Microsoft is making huge strides with Xbox, making it the most successful "convergence device" in home electronics while Google's attempts to push into the living room continue to be an abject failure. Eric and Jeremy take a look at Microsoft's new SmartGlass app, which allows Windows tablets and smartphones to work with the gaming system. Eric applauds Microsoft for being more cross-functional between divisions. However, as far as home entertainment is concerned, he advises investors to study Apple and the revenues it collects from its iTunes segment to see why a continually successful Xbox won't have the impact many investors are hoping for. Likewise, he discusses why Apple's model on Apple TV could be much more powerful as far as profits are concerned.
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