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November 13, 2018
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Apple’s Swift Playgrounds 2.2 improves discovery of third-party content, new playgrounds

Apple on Monday issued an updated version of its Swift Playgrounds app for iPad, introducing content discovery enhancements, improved touch gestures and more. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 8, 2018
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Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curation

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down to discuss Apple Music and its place in the burgeoning music streaming world, once again touting the service’s human content curation as a key benefit over competitors like Spotify. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

May 8, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple hiring trends further signal its growing interest in editorial content

Apple hiring trends further signal its growing interest in editorial content

Over the last year, Apple has put a heightened focus on news and editorial content. Just last week, the company shared its first exclusive piece of content via Apple News, while it was also revealed that Apple has been paying … Continue reading

March 9, 2018
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Report: President Obama nearing content deal with Netflix, but Apple is also interested

Thus far, Apple has inked deals with some major entertainment names for its original video platform. A new report form The New York Times today highlights another potential effort, this time involving former president Barack Obama… more… 9to5Mac

January 15, 2018
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Apple offers ways to ‘Serve Your Community’ along with other MLK focused content

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Apple has shared a few editorials on the iOS App Store in addition to featuring a homepage photo and quote on its website. The top billed story is Serve Your Community, which looks to … Continue reading

December 21, 2017
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Amazon Prime Video Apple TV app updated for 5.1 sound in UHD content, NFL streaming only on newer units [u]

On a recently updated document, Amazon has retracted claims that 5.1 sound is available in the early versions of the Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV, and that live streaming of Amazon channels and Thursday Night Football has … Continue reading

December 19, 2017
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp updated w/ new content & social features

Nintendo has released a notable update for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on iOS. The update brings the app to version 1.1 and includes new content and social features, as well as performance improvements and bug fixes… more… 9to5Mac

December 7, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple hires yet another veteran TV programming exec for its original content efforts

Apple hires yet another veteran TV programming exec for its original content efforts

As part of its growing original content efforts, Apple has hired programming veteran Michelle Lee to join its worldwide video department, as reported by Variety. Lee has previously worked on popular shows for several major networks as a producing partner … Continue reading

October 21, 2017
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Apple adds Amazon Studios alum to its original content team for international role

Apple is expanding its original content team with a new hire from Amazon Studios. Variety reports that Morgan Wandell is joining Apple to develop original content for international audiences after serving a similar role at Amazon. more… 9to5Mac

September 15, 2017
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Apple starts rolling out 4K HDR iTunes content ahead of Apple TV 4K launch

As promised, Apple on Thursday began rolling out 4K HDR movies on its iTunes Store, content that customers will be able to stream using the company’s new Apple TV 4K set-top box come next week. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

September 1, 2017
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Spotify ousts head of video & podcasts as early original content efforts fail

Spotify’s foray into creating original video content hasn’t garnered as much attention as the company would have liked, despite launching a multitude of shows. Now, Bloomberg reports that the streaming service has ousted its head of original video and podcasting … Continue reading

August 23, 2017
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Snapchat VP says more scripted content should arrive on the platform this year

The effort and innovation of social media services over the last year has been steadily ramping up. Snapchat in particular has been copied by Instagram and Facebook in several different instances as the competition heats up. Now, it looks like Snapchat is going to … Continue reading

May 16, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple seeks programming chief for TV, movie content effort

Apple seeks programming chief for TV, movie content effort

Apple is looking to hire a chief programmer to lead the company’s original video efforts, suggesting Cupertino intends to expand its content catalog beyond "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," according to a report on Monday. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

May 6, 2017
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Facebook plans to launch its TV-like original content starting in June

It is no secret that Facebook has been attempting to get into the TV game. Now, according to a report from Business Insider, Facebook is planning to unveil its plans to enter that market next month with two different formats of … Continue reading