Mike Becky

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Apple Reportedly Considered Buying Time Warner, Might Still Fund Original TV Content ➝

John Callaham, writing for iMore:

A new report claims Apple briefly considered putting in a bid to acquire Time Warner in late 2015. […]

The report from the Financial Times (paid subscription required) claims that Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, talked about such a deal with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson. However, those discussions never went past the early stages, according to the report.

Apple Music Reportedly Hits 10 Million Subscribers ➝

Jon Fingas, writing for Engadget:

Financial Times sources understand that Apple Music recently racked up its 10 millionth paying subscriber — not bad for a service that’s barely half a year old. Spotify took 6 years to reach the same milestone, although its free tier likely gives it many more listeners overall (40 million in 2014).

Sony Planning Streaming Video and Music Service ➝

Financial Times:

Sony will begin its latest attempt to fight back against Apple’s dominance in the digital media field on Wednesday, when it unveils a new music and video subscription service to run across a range of its devices.

The announcement is expected to be made in Berlin at the IFA technology show, just hours before Apple’s own music-themed press conference in California, which is expected to include updates to its iPod, iTunes and Apple TV products.

Sony started with an ad campaign and is now planning to announce a “me too” service on the day of Apple’s announcement. It’s an interesting strategy, I’m not sure if it’ll get much attention from the announcement. It’s unfortunate that they couldn’t get this announced before Apple’s event.