Time Warner Cable's (TWC) COO says his company is comfortable "giving up control of the [user]...

|By:, SA News Editor

Time Warner Cable's (TWC) COO says his company is comfortable "giving up control of the [user] interface" for hardware using its services, a comment that could be a green light for a deal with Apple (AAPL). However, he adds TWC wants to control the customer relationship while doing so - would that rule out Apple Store sales? Bloomberg recently reported Apple is "furthest along" in its set-top box talks with Time Warner. If/when it arrives, Apple's box could feature a novel cloud-based DVR. (WSJ report)