Forget the battle of the bands: A looming fight between streaming music provider Spotify and Apple's recently-launched Apple Music service has stirred up considerable curiosity among developers over an attempt to do an end-run around the App Store.
UAE operator du said it has enough Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones to meet strong demand for the devices, amid warnings of counterfeit versions being sold in the market.
Apple may change the Beats Music streaming music service it acquired along with Beats Electronics in May for $3 billion, and may drop the Beats brand for the fledgling music service, according to a Re/code report.
Apple is considering creating an iTunes app for smartphones running Google's Android software, according to a Billboard report. Such a move would break with Apple's strategy of keeping iTunes only for its mobile devices running its iOS software.
A look at the mobile video apps Sprout NOW and USA Network NOW that Comcast's NBCUniversal has launched for two of its cable networks show both the progress the industry has made with TV Everywhere, and how over-the-top-video could shake up the sector.
The Disney Movies Anywhere service for PCs and iOS requires an iTunes account now, but in the future Disney expects to work with other "provider partners."
Pay-TV distributors will face new competition for sales of paid video-on-demand movies with the launch of a cloud-based movie service that Walt Disney Co. launched Tuesday with Apple.
Half a year after introducing the Chromecast, Google has thrown open the gates to its $35 HDMI dongle, giving any app developer who meets its terms of service access to the TV. That could mean a huge step forward for consumers' ability to watch online video on HDTV sets, and it certainly means a big step forward in the ability of independent app makers to reach viewers. But I wonder who will take Google up on its open invitation.
Reports that Apple will manufacture and sell a TV set will not die. The latest comes from Tokyo-based Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co., who says he expects Apple to start selling ultra-HD TV sets in late 2014.
Increased spending on programming production and marketing expenses needed to launch new series on AMC, IFC, Sundance and women's network WE will "create volatility" for the company's profit margins, AMC Networks CFO Sean Sullivan said at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference Tuesday.