Disney says it will launch its own streaming service & end partnership with Netflix in 2019

During its earnings report this afternoon, Disney announced that it will cut ties with Netflix in favor of creating its own streaming service. Come 2019, Disney says that it will launch its own streaming service, while the long-awaited ESPN streaming service will launch in early 2018… more… 9to5Mac

Apple allegedly deepening partnership with Foxconn to facilitate China, Indonesia expansion efforts

Apple is turning to manufacturing partner Foxconn to facilitate efforts to expand both research centers and business further into Southeast Asia, and open up facilities in China and Indonesia, according to recent reports. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Pay comes to over 30 new credit unions & banks in Australia thanks to new Cuscal partnership

Apple Pay has been slow to gain traction in Australia as Apple fights with the large banks for adoption. Now, however, Apple has signed a deal with payments group Cuscal that will see the mobile payments service come to more than 30 credit unions and small banks in the country… more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Fiat Chrysler CEO opens up on potential Apple or Google partnership to build cars

The automotive industry is a capital-intensive industry. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne knows it and that’s why he is open to work with Google or Apple: “Google can buy every automaker out of petty cash. And Apple — they made a net profit of $ 24 billion in one quarter. This is nonsense. What are we […]

Apple, BMW Could Resume Talks Over Possible Apple Car Partnership ‘At a Later Stage’

Earlier this month, rumors suggested Apple had been in talks with BMW about potentially using the body of the electric BMW i3 as the basis for its Apple Car, but those talks did not progress into a deal. Reuters has now spoken with some inside sources at BMW, giving us more insight into what the […]

Following Apple partnership, IBM now offering employees Macs for the first time

Apple CEO Tim Cook with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty After inking a deal with Apple to push iOS devices and enterprise apps to its customers, IBM today started offering all employees Macs for the first time. We’ve seen the official IBM notice, and several IBM employees on Twitter are praising the decision after years of PC […]