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November 15, 2017
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Amazon reportedly cancels plans for ‘skinny bundle’ TV service, echoing Apple’s rumored TV attempts

Amazon has seemingly cancelled plans to launch an unbundled a la carte internet TV service, featuring top channels. Reuters says Amazon was unable to convince networks to sign on and struggled to find profitable business arrangements. It has been widely … Continue reading

September 28, 2017
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Apple Music hits 30M paid subscribers, but the service isn’t good enough, says Jimmy Iovine

Apple Music continues to grow, Billboard reporting that it has now hit 30M paid subscribers – up from 27M in June. But Jimmy Iovine, who heads up the service, thinks what Apple is offering to subscribers isn’t yet good enough. I … Continue reading

August 9, 2017
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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 … Continue reading

July 20, 2017
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Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg pitched Apple on new TV service

DreamWorks founder Jeffrey Katzenberg is shopping around an innovative mobile-first TV service, dubbed "New TV," to a number of technology and telecommunications firms including Apple, Google, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Snapchat and Spotify. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 12, 2017
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Comments Off on Hulu signs A+E Networks to its streaming TV service launching this spring for under $40/mo

Hulu signs A+E Networks to its streaming TV service launching this spring for under $40/mo

Hulu has announced that it has signed on A+E Networks to its upcoming live streaming TV service. Hulu made the announcement in a press release, saying that the network joins the ever-growing package of 40 live channels set to launch this … Continue reading

November 29, 2016
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AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming TV service officially unveiled: launching November 30 from $35/month + free Apple TV offer

AT&T has officially unveiled details about its upcoming streaming TV service called DirecTV Now. The company first announced the subscription video service back in March, promising “on-demand and live programming from many networks, plus premium add-on options” over the Internet similar to … Continue reading

November 17, 2016
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Upthere cloud service will scan & upload 1000 4×6 photos free if you try it before 2017

Upthere is a relatively new cloud service created in part by ex-OS X chief Bertrand Serlet, and the company has a special promotion kicking off today. The company is partnering with ScanMyPhotos.com to give away 1000 free 4×6 photo scans for Upthere … Continue reading

August 10, 2016
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ESPN to launch subscription streaming service following BAMTech purchase

The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday announced a $ 1 billion deal that buys a 33 percent share of BAMTech, a video streaming company whose technology will be used to launch an ESPN streaming service in the near future. AppleInsider … Continue reading

February 6, 2016
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Apple adds server-to-server web service requests to CloudKit

Apple’s CloudKit framework for automating apps’ storage and retrieval of user data "in the cloud" has learned a new trick. Developers can now read and write data in their app’s public database from a server-side process or script. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

September 21, 2015
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Emmys Apple Music ad dubs For You feature the ‘instant boyfriend mixtape service’

Apple tonight premiered a new Apple Music ad during the 2015 Emmy Awards focusing on the “For You” feature of the service. The ad stars actresses Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson, as well as singer Mary J. Blige. The … Continue reading

August 30, 2015
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Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service

Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber With the official debut of the next-generation Apple TV less than two weeks away, sources have provided additional details on Apple’s pricing, availability, and product lineup plans for its set-top devices. … Continue reading