Google reveals higher traffic acquisition payouts, supporting claims of costlier Apple search deal

While Google parent company Alphabet beat forecasts in this week’s third-quarter results, pulling in $ 27.77 billion in revenue, the company simultaneously warned of higher traffic acquisition costs — likely supporting claims that it’s paying Apple more to be the default option in Safari search. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content. AppleInsider – Frontpage […]

Apple’s Fifth Avenue temporary store in NYC still drawing massive traffic next to construction site

Apple has pulled the glass completely off the underground venue for the New York City Fifth Avenue Store and opened up a temporary location right next door. AppleInsider visits the construction site, and the temporary store. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple aims to improve News app w/ human curated Top Stories, traffic stats for publishers

Alongside the release of iOS 9.2 today, Apple is making some improvements to its recently launched News app that it hopes will improve the service for both readers and publishers. One of the changes is listed in Apple’s release notes for the iOS update: “A new Top Stores section in News so you can stay […]