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Apple to Provide Song Snippets for Music Video App Musical.ly

Thursday April 27, 2017 9:42 pm PDT by
Apple is teaming up with popular music video app Musical.ly to promote Apple Music, reports Recode. Apple will soon provide song snippets and clips to the service, which is designed to let users create and share their own music videos. Apple Music content will be replacing content from UK-based provider 7digital as soon as tomorrow. Through the partnership with Apple, and with Apple's...

Apple Again in Talks for Peer-to-Peer Mobile Payments, May Launch Its Own Visa Debit Cards

Thursday April 27, 2017 7:50 am PDT by
Apple is once again rumored to launch its own Venmo-like service, allowing iPhone users to pay friends and family members also on Apple's ecosystem. Sources speaking with Recode mentioned that Apple intends to announce the service -- which could have a name like "Apple Cash" -- later this year, potentially at its fall iPhone event. Sources conflict on whether or not an announcement and release ...

Steve Jobs Planned to Work on Apple TV Set After Stepping Down as Apple CEO

Wednesday August 31, 2016 2:25 pm PDT by
When Steve Jobs stepped down from his position as Apple CEO on August 24, 2011 due to illness, he didn't intend to leave the company. Instead Jobs told Recode's Walt Mossberg he planned work on an Apple-branded television set to re-invent the television industry. Recode today shared a full recounting of Jobs' conversation with Mossberg, which took place on the same day that Jobs left the...

Apple Working on Digital Television Guide for Apple TV

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:54 pm PDT by
Apple is working with television content providers and video companies to create a universal digital TV guide for the Apple TV and iOS devices, reports Recode. Apple's goal is to help users discover all of the different television channels that are available through dedicated apps from companies like HBO, Netflix, and ESPN without the need to open up each app. The digital TV guide would also...

Apple Pay to Work With Mobile Websites Later This Year

Wednesday March 23, 2016 2:29 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to expand Apple Pay to allow iOS users to make purchases from websites later this year, reports Re/code. With the change, Apple Pay will be available to customers who visit websites and make purchases using the Safari browser on iPads and iPhones. Currently, Apple Pay can be used to make purchases in brick and mortar stores and in third-party apps that support the service....

Apple Working to Create its Own Cloud Storage Infrastructure

Thursday March 17, 2016 3:55 pm PDT by
Apple is working on building its own cloud infrastructure to reduce its dependence on services like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, according to information shared by Re/code and VentureBeat. A project called "McQueen" is underway at Apple, with a team of employees working to create an in-house cloud storage system.According to a source familiar with the matter,...

Apple's Media Event to Be Held March 21, Not March 15

Saturday February 27, 2016 11:18 am PST by
Re/code reports that the much anticipated Apple Media event will actually fall during the week of March 21st, not on March 15th, as originally rumored. Or to put it another way, it’s not going to be on March 15, the time frame that other outlets previously reported, according to several sources. It is not clear if the event was moved or if this was the same timing as Apple had always planned.Cu...

Apple's TV Plans Fell Apart Over Content Owners' Resistance to Skinny Bundles

Wednesday December 9, 2015 10:36 am PST by
Following comments made by CBS CEO Les Moonves on the state of Apple's rumored television service, news leaked confirming Apple has put plans for such a service on hold for the time being due to difficulties securing content deals. While Bloomberg spoke to a source that chalked the failed negotiations up to media companies demanding more money than Apple wanted to charge for the service, Re/cod...

Apple Executive Jeff Williams to Speak at Code Conference in Late May

Thursday May 7, 2015 5:08 am PDT by
Apple's Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams will speak at the annual Code Conference, held this May 26-28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, reports Re/code. Williams joined Apple in 1998 and leads a team responsible for the company's supply chain management, and during the past two years has also overseen development of the Apple Watch and health initiatives such as ResearchKit. ...

Apple Looking for TV Networks to Bear Streaming Costs for Upcoming TV Service

Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:53 pm PDT by
For its upcoming streaming TV service, Apple is asking its content partners to take on the job of streaming television shows and movies to its customers, reports Re/code. Rather than hosting streaming content itself, Apple is requesting that its partners build out the necessary infrastructure and take on the related costs.Apple is asking TV networks to handle the responsibility and cost of the...

Apple in Talks With Content Providers for Web-Based TV Service

Wednesday February 4, 2015 3:11 pm PST by
Rumors about Apple's television plans have died down in recent months as no new product has appeared, but the company hasn't given up on TV. According to industry executives that spoke to Re/code, Apple is in talks with television programmers over deals that would see the company offering a web-based TV service. Such a service would potentially allow Apple to deliver customized television...

Samsung Eyeing LoopPay as Partner for Mobile Payment System to Rival Apple Pay

Tuesday December 16, 2014 6:35 am PST by
Samsung may be developing a mobile payment system to rival Apple Pay, reports Re/code. The Korean handset manufacturer reportedly is negotiating with payments startup LoopPay about the system, which it plans to debut it in 2015. The combined Samsung and LoopPay system would allow customers to wave their Samsung phones at payment terminals instead of swiping credit cards or paying with cash...

Apple Pushing for $5 Beats Music Subscriptions as Spotify Debuts Discounted Family Plan

Monday October 20, 2014 6:25 am PDT by
As previously reported, Apple plans to relaunch its recently acquired Beats Music subscription early next year and hopes to offer the service with with a lowered monthly cost. According to new "industry scuttlebut" relayed to Re/code, Apple is pushing music labels to cut streaming music subscription prices in half to $5 per month.The logic of Apple’s argument, relayed by people who’ve heard...

No Retina MacBook Air Introduction Planned for Apple's October 16 Media Event

Monday October 13, 2014 8:58 am PDT by
With rumors of a new 12-inch Retina MacBook Air circulating in recent months and the latest reports suggesting small-scale production has already begun, many have been wondering about Apple's plans for introducing the product. According to a new report from Re/code, the Retina MacBook Air will not be unveiled at this Thursday's media event. Apple may well have a new MacBook Air with Retina...

Apple to Unveil New iPads, Retina iMacs, and OS X Yosemite on October 16

Friday October 3, 2014 9:53 am PDT by
Apple is planning to hold its next fall event on Thursday, October 16, where it is expected to introduce new iPads, reports Re/code. The company is also expected to introduce new Retina iMacs and release OS X Yosemite to the public. According to Re/code, Apple's iPad event will be more low-key than its September iPhone event, and it will be held at the company's Town Hall Auditorium. The...

Apple Hires Longtime Technology Journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

Sunday August 31, 2014 4:27 pm PDT by
After announcing his departure from AnandTech, veteran technology journalist Anand Lal Shimpi will join Apple in an undisclosed role, reports Re/code. A representative for Apple confirmed that Shimpi would be joining the company, but also declined to provide any further details. Image credit: Anandtech Shimpi launched AnandTech in 1997 and established the website's reputation around...

Apple Close to Acquiring Radio Streaming Service Swell for $30 Million

Monday July 28, 2014 12:05 am PDT by
Apple is close to acquiring talk radio curation service Swell for about $30 million, reports Re/code. Swell's iOS app launched last year and allows users to listen to streaming audio from iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN and others through a design that emphasizes simplicity. As a part of the acquisition, Swell will shut down its iOS app this week as its CEO Ram Ramkumar and other members of its...

Eddy Cue: Steve Jobs Would Be 'Extremely Proud' of Apple's Current and Future Products

Thursday May 29, 2014 1:34 am PDT by
Apple's SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine spoke on the impact of Steve Jobs on Apple during an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher yesterday at the Re/code Code Conference. While the pair noted that a transition was inevitable after Jobs' death, both spoke on Apple's commitment to quality and putting together an exceptional executive team. When...

iTunes Hits New Milestones, Will Help Leverage Growth of Beats' 250,000 Subscriber Base

Wednesday May 28, 2014 9:47 pm PDT by
Speaking at today's Re/code Code Conference, Apple's SVP of internet services Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine shared some new numbers on iTunes and Beats Music in the wake of today's acquisition. Apple internet chief Eddy Cue (left) and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine (right) Cue mentioned that the iTunes Store and iTunes Radio hit new milestones, with the former selling its 35 ...

Virgin Atlantic to Integrate iBeacon Technology Into London's Heathrow Airport

Thursday May 1, 2014 1:08 am PDT by
Virgin Atlantic is reportedly gearing up to integrate Apple's iBeacon technology into London's Heathrow Airport, according to Re/code. The airliner will be using beacons sourced from startup Estimote, as the transmitters will be deployed near businesses and terminals to notify users of promotional deals and areas of interest. An Estimote Beacon In one use case, passengers would receive ...