However, in a statement EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said, “After thoroughly analyzing Shazam’s user and music data, we found that their acquisition by Apple would not reduce competition in the digital music streaming market,” Reuters reported. … [Read more...] about EU Officially OKs Apple’s Shazam Acquisition
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CUPERTINO, California-May, 30, 2007-Apple® today announced that it's bringing the Internet's most popular originally-created content from YouTube to the living room with Apple TV™. Beginning in mid-June, Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on a user's widescreen TV. Using Apple TV's elegant interface and simple Apple Remote, viewers can easily browse, find and watch free videos from YouTube in the comfort of their living room. … [Read more...] about YouTube on Apple TV – It’s Official
After you’ve defined your rich life-long relationship with music with a series of taps, it’s time to pick which artists you like and love from a random assortment of floating bubble names. Taylor Swift was one of the first bubbles to float across my screen—she appears all over the app today (I wonder why)—along with Elton John and Richard Wagner and about a dozen other names. Uh... Could I start over? Luckily, there’s a button called “more artists” that introduces options more akin to my musical interests. … [Read more...] about Using Apple Music: Wait, Do I Like Alternative?!
But more than that, it's time for the world of streaming media to come of age. Apple is a company who embraces new ideas. Hulu is a company that embraces new ideas. Yes Spotify is close to capturing the attention of the listening masses, and Hulu is close to doing the same with video. But as Netflix can attest, the streaming video world is much tougher than that of streaming music. Hulu needs the business savvy of a company like Apple to help them give users what they want: television over the internet. … [Read more...] about Dear Apple, Can You Just Buy Hulu? Please?
But where Gottheil's argument is particularly convincing is the point where he conveniently (and intelligently) abandons any discussion of form factor. Because it's hard to imagine Apple developing any laptop under 12 inches. And while the oversized iPhone/iPod touch tablet idea sounds pretty great at first, such a product seems to outgrow netbook category once you factor in the costs (both in price and power draw) associated with a large multi-touch screen. … [Read more...] about Analyst Hot for Apple Netbook at Macworld
There’s a bunch of reasons Apple producing its own content isn’t necessarily a dumb idea: the company is swimming in hundreds of billions in cash, which it will eventually have to use, or pay in dividends to shareholders; Apple is already familiar with the media world, thanks to iTunes; and making original content is fashionable these days, if not profitable (see: Amazon Instant Video). … [Read more...] about Once Again, Anonymous Sources Claim Apple Will Produce Its Own Movies