03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Will Apple Kill Netflix?

Apple has taken on computing giants, music industry behemoths, and even Hollywood fat cats with ease in recent years. There's no reason to break a sweat now as it bumps up against the mom-and-pop DVD rental shop, even if it means also going mano a mano with Blockbuster and Netflix.

Published reports in both Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal claim that News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox has inked a deal with Apple to provide video rentals through the iTunes storefront. There's little reason to doubt the stories, especially since The Journal is owned by News Corp. itself.

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