• Netflix shoots down report regarding its plans for a weekly TV news show

    6 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    During yesterday's earnings call , Netflix seemingly shot down a recent report that had claimed the streaming service was planning to make its move into the news business via a weekly TV show. In March, MarketWatch had reported Netflix was eyeing the news business, and was planning a news magazine show that would rival CBS's “60 Minutes” or ABC's “20/20.”
    The source for the report was an unnamed TV exec who had previously worked with Netflix on a documentary series. Netflix had declined to comment at the time, giving the report some legs.
    It wouldn't be too unusual for a streaming service...
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  • Apple Wants to Disrupt the News Business with a Subscription Service

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    Apple has its sights set firmly on the media industry, according to a new report.
    The tech giant is planning to launch a monthly subscription service that would give users access to magazine content, Bloomberg is reporting , citing people who claim to have knowledge of the plans. Customers would subscribe to a premium Apple News offering that would give them access to paid media content from a variety of magazines and news outlets. Apple would then share a portion of that revenue with those publishers, the report says.
    Apple News launched in 2015 as an app available on the company's iOS...
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  • Apple is reportedly readying a monthly subscription service for news

    6 days ago - By Chron

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    Apple is planning to launch a premium subscription for news, Bloomberg reported.
    Last month, it bought Texture, a magazine subscription service that cost $9.99 per month.
    The Apple News subscription could look a lot like Apple's streaming music service, Apple Music.
    Apple is planning to launch its own premium subscription service for news, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
    The subscription could launch later this year in an updated version of the Apple News app, according to the report. Last month, Apple bought Texture, a magazine subscription service that cost $9.99 per month. Most of the...
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  • Apple to launch a premium news subscription service, report says

    6 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    More details are out this morning about Apple's plans for Texture, the digital newsstand business it acquired last month. According to a new report from Bloomberg , Apple is planning to launch its own premium news subscription service in an upgraded version of the Apple News app, arriving sometime in the next year. The service will split revenues between Apple and magazine publishers, but details regarding that split were not available.
    Today, however, Apple takes a 15 percent cut on subscriptions sold in the App Store.
    Bloomberg also noted that around twenty Texture employees were cut...
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  • Apple is reportedly readying a monthly subscription service for news

    Apple is reportedly readying a monthly subscription service for news

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple is planning to launch a premium subscription for news, Bloomberg reported.
    Last month, it bought Texture, a magazine subscription service that cost $9.99 per month.
    The Apple News subscription could look a lot like Apple's streaming music service, Apple Music.
    Apple is planning to launch its own premium subscription service for news, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
    The subscription could launch later this year in an updated version of the Apple News app, according to the report. Last month, Apple bought Texture, a magazine subscription service that cost $9.99 per month. Most of the...
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  • Report: Apple is planning to launch a news subscription service

    6 days ago - By Fast Company

    The company will launch the premium subscription service in an attempt to generate more revenue from online content and services, reports Bloomberg. The service will reportedly use technology from Texture, a magazine subscription service Apple bought last month. Apple will integrate Texture's technology into the Apple News app with a premium subscription to the service...
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