Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executives according to The Leftsetz Letter, announcing that the company will be prohibiting the practice of exclusive music streaming deals. The move comes on the...Show More Summary
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Apple Music’s entry into the streaming music business has major labels asking Spotify for a larger share of its revenue, Music Business Worldwide reports. Spotify’s contracts with Universal, Warner and Sony have all expired, and while...Show More Summary
The flipside to the news that today marks five years since Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO is the fact that it also marks Tim Cook’s ascendance to Apple’s top position. So how has Cook done at the seemingly-impossible task of following...Show More Summary
New versions of Apple's iPad devices are stirring up rumor mills within the tech world in terms of their final release dates and specifications.
The new Android is available on Nexus devices, Apple is planning a curved iPhone for 2017, PlayStation Plus gets more expensive, unlock your Chromebook with a PIN code, and how paper can slice through wood. Google Releases Nougat Into...Show More Summary
Austria is reportedly set to finally get its first Apple Store, which will be located at one of downtown Vienna’s most profitable shopping streets. Local news reports claim Apple is eyeing a spot at the Kärntnerstrasse that was previously occupied by clothing company Esprit. Show More Summary
There have been reports that Samsung's flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7 may be slower than Apple's iPhone 6S.
A report from Japanese news site Nikkei (via MacRumors) claims that Apple will unveil a third iPhone model with a 5.5-inch OLED (organic light emitting diode) display with curved side edges. It was first reported by Reuters back in January...Show More Summary
Apple has announced that its annual Apple Music Festival will fun from Sept. 18-30 this year at London’s Roundhouse. The lineup hasn’t been announced yet, but U.K. residents will soon be able to apply to win tickets through Apple Music and Apple’s media partners. Show More Summary
Nikkei Asian Review claims Apple is planning to release three iPhone models next year, including a premium device that will feature a curved display. A source familiar with Apple’s plans said, “There will be a 4.7-inch model, another...Show More Summary
Apple partner Foxconn said two workers at one of its manufacturing facilities died last week, The Wall Street Journal reports. A 31-year-old employee at the Zhengzhou plant that specializes in production of Apple devices climbed to the...Show More Summary
Apple’s digital health team has made its first known acquisition, a personal health data startup named Gliimpse, Fast Company reports. The Silicon Valley company was started in 2013 and built its own software platform to allow people to collect, personalize and share a picture of their health data. Show More Summary
Apple manufacturer Foxconn is back in the news after acknowledging the death of two of its factory workers in China last week — coming at a time when the company is pushing hard to improve labor conditions and its reputation. Foxconn...Show More Summary
Apple was reportedly one of several companies that held talks over the last few months to consider buying ride-hailing company Lyft, but didn’t end up making an offer, The New York Times reports. Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing...Show More Summary
Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. Some good news Friday on the home front: California again put up solid employment numbers...
Apple has release the iOS 10 beta 7 to developers and public testers just ahead of the iPhone 7 launching date.
Only five days after the release of the sixth beta of iOS 10, Apple has released another beta of iOS 10 to registered developers. While the release notes don’t suggest any specific reason for the rapid release of a seventh beta, it presumably...Show More Summary