Target to Open More ‘Mini Apple Shops’ in Time for...
Retail - Tech

More Target stores are getting an Apple upgrade. The Minneapolis-based retailer announced Tuesday that it is doubling the number of “Apple at Target shop-in-shop experiences” and expanding from 1...

USA Today
October 20, 2021

Judge Rules Apple Must Allow Other Forms of In-App Purchases
Gaming - Online - Tech

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers issued a permanent injunction in the Epic v. Apple case on Friday morning, handing a major setback to Apple’s App Store model and bringing months of bitter legal joustin...

The Verge
September 10, 2021

Apple Delays Plan to Scan iPhones for Child Abuse Images
Tech

Apple delayed a set of features designed to protect children from sexual predators on some of its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. The move comes following criticism from privacy advocates and securi...

CNET
September 3, 2021

The Beatles Get Back To ‘Let It Be’ With Special E...
Music - Press Releases

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, The Beatles invite everyone everywhere to get back to the chart-topping 1970 album, Let It Be, with a range of beautifully presented Special Editio...

Faisal Hussain
August 30, 2021

Apple to Allow Devs to Let Customers Know About Non-Apple Bill...
Tech

Apple will allow app developers to email their users about non-Apple purchase options, in a major change to App Store policies. Previously, Apple prohibited app makers to steer users through email to...

CNBC
August 27, 2021

Inside the War on Apple & Google App Stores
Tech

Match Group, the online dating company that recently spun off from Barry Diller’s IAC, generated $2.4 billion in revenue last year. Its biggest single expense? The 30% app store “tax” charged b...

Variety
August 5, 2021

Walmart Will Require Some Workers to Wear Masks in Stores
Retail

Walmart said Friday that it will begin requiring masks for store workers in high-risk counties in the U.S. as determined by the latest CDC rankings, regardless of vaccine status and effective immediat...

CNBC
July 30, 2021

Facebook’s Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardwa...
Electronics - Online - Tech

The smart glasses came up while Zuckerberg was describing his vision for “building the next computing platform” aka mixed reality. In particular, he emphasized that VR is moving beyond gaming and ...

Gizmodo
July 29, 2021

COVID Delays Trigger 44M “Morning Show” Lawsuit
Streaming - Television

When you have top notch stars like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell in a show, you want to insure their presence on set. The production vehicle behind The Morning Show has $125 mil...

Hollywood Reporter
July 27, 2021

Facebook Rolls Out Cloud Games on Apple Devices
Gaming - Online

Facebook on Friday released cloud games on Apple devices through a web app for the Safari browser, a sign that the social network is continuing to double down on gaming even as it clashes with Apple o...

CNET
July 27, 2021

What Happens When You Send AirTags To Tim Cook?
Tech

What would happen if you sent a couple of AirTags halfway around the world? Would they continue sending you their location, how well, and for how long? YouTuber MegaLag (via 9to5Mac) set out to do ju...

Mashable
July 23, 2021

Merger & Acquisition Speculation Continues to Swirl
Streaming - Theatrical

ViacomCBS Chair Shari Redstone was doing the rounds at Sun Valley but contrary to reports, she did not have a meeting with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts at the Allen & Co. mogul mountain retreat, acco...

Deadline
July 19, 2021

Apple Reportedly Working On a Buy-Now-Pay-Later Service
Online - Tech

Impulse purchasing could get even easier: Apple is working on adding a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) feature to Apple Pay, dipping a gargantuan toe into one of retail’s fastest-growing segments, per...


July 14, 2021

Apple’s Free AirPods Promo is Back for Students & ...
Tech

For back-to-school season, Apple's education promo is once again tacking some of the most sought-after headphones on the market onto your purchase: Students and teachers who buy select MacBook Pro or ...


July 14, 2021

First Look: The Newest Apple Store is a Stunner
Tech

Apple is opening a store in the history Tower Theater in downtown Los Angeles. One of Apple’s most significant restoration projects to date, Apple Tower Theatre will officially open its doors on Ju...

Chain Store Age
July 8, 2021

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Exploring Possible Sale
Streaming - Television

Hello Sunshine, the media company founded by Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, is pursuing a possible sale, Variety has confirmed. The price for the company behind “Big Little Lies” and “The Morni...

Variety
July 7, 2021

Where the Major Streaming Players Stand After Honeymoon for Se...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Comcast’s NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery are among the companies that launched streaming video services during the pandemic. Fueled by hundreds of millions of people...

CNBC
July 6, 2021

Brands & Retailers Need to Rethink Digital Marketing
Branding - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online

What’s become clear to e-tailers globally is that the Facebook-dominated era, which fuelled thousands of new direct-to-consumer brands, is transforming. Already, marketers must think more broadly ab...

Vogue Business
June 21, 2021

Target’s New Store Model Unveiled
Retail

A key item on Target’s 2021 to-do list: Ramping up our investment in the easy, inspiring Target shopping experience our guests expect. It all starts in our stores, and in 2021, we’re giving about ...

Target
June 15, 2021

Apple Leading Push For Digital Driver’s Licenses
Tech

If you've ever scanned a digital boarding pass directly from your phone at airport security, you can imagine how doing the same with your driver's license would make life a little easier. Beginning in...

Wired
June 15, 2021

Netflix Plans to Sell Toys, T-Shirts and Concert Tickets
Branding - CPG - Streaming

Netflix Inc. has sold more than 200 million people a subscription to its streaming service. We’re about to find out if it can sell them anything else. Just this week, the company announced a new on...

Bloomberg
June 14, 2021

Facebook’s Smartwatch is Coming, with Cameras & AR
Electronics - Online - Tech

The device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram. https:...

The Verge
June 10, 2021

Apple Puts Increased Emphasis on Privacy
Tech

New features help users control and monitor apps’ use of their data Apple today previewed powerful new privacy protections in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8, which help users bett...

Apple
June 10, 2021

Apple is Building Video and Music Sharing into FaceTime
Streaming - Tech - Television

Apple is bringing video and music sharing to FaceTime through a feature it's calling SharePlay. Using SharePlay, people will be able to watch or listen to content in sync with everyone else on the cal...

The Verge
June 8, 2021

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC
Music - Online - Retail - Streaming - Tech

The star of the show at WWDC, as expected, was iOS. The software that powers the iPhone gets refreshed every fall, and today Apple gave its first look at the top-level enhancements coming to iOS 15. ...

Wired
June 8, 2021

FaceTime is Coming to Android & Windows
Online - Tech

Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime is going to be available on the web, so that users can call in from Androi...

The Verge
June 7, 2021

The Downsides of Apple’s Walled Garden
Tech

Apple’s closed ecosystem of hardware and software has resulted in some wonderful products. But the company’s walled garden also keeps you trapped in a digital world that may stifle innovation and ...

Kidscreen
June 7, 2021

Will Apple Be the Next Tech Giant to Buy a Studio?
Streaming - Theatrical

The iPhone maker has a huge entertainment industry footprint, but its streamer Apple TV+ lacks a huge library, like "a mansion with hardly any furniture in it." Amid a wave of M&A fever, will Ama...

Variety
June 2, 2021

Spotify’s Chief Legal Officer Calls Apple a “Ruthless ...
Streaming - Tech

This week I’m talking to Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer of Spotify, to help me understand why Spotify and so many other app developers are so frustrated with Apple...

The Verge
June 1, 2021

Secrets Spill at Epic Games v. Apple Trial
Gaming - Streaming - Tech

It’s been just over three weeks since the Epic v. Apple proceedings kicked off, and the news has been relentless. So as we wait for a verdict to roll in, we’re taking a quick turn through all the ...

The Verge
May 28, 2021

Google is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store in NYC
Retail - Tech

Google is taking a step outside the digital realm to open a physical retail store, in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. Its doors will open this summer, the company said in a blog post Thursday. ...

CNET
May 20, 2021

Apple Unveils New Pride-Themed Watch Bands
Electronics

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Apple is observing the day by announcing two new colorful watch bands to commemorate Pride Month, which is in June. The Pride Editi...

IGN
May 18, 2021

PayPal Expands E-Commerce Capabilities with Happy Returns Acqu...
Online - Retail

Looking to create more of an end-to-end ecommerce solution and move beyond the perception that it’s a payments platform only, PayPal has acquired Happy Returns, which consolidates returns for its re...

Multi Channel Merchant
May 17, 2021

Amazon Partners with Tile to Take on Apple AirTags
Electronics - Tech

Amazon is beefing up its network of connected devices to take on technologies like Apple’s new AirTags. Amazon announced Friday that it is partnering with Tile, a company that makes trackers for lo...

CNBC
May 13, 2021

Amazon’s Wondery to Join Apple Podcast Subscriptions
Podcasts - Podcasts

Amazon’s podcast studio Wondery and Apple will partner up as part of a new premium podcast push. Wondery, which produces podcasts like Dr. Death, Business Wars and The Shrink Next Door, will bring ...

Hollywood Reporter
May 11, 2021

Only 4% of iOS Users are Letting Apps Track Them
Online - Tech

Just 4% of ‌iPhone‌ users in the U.S. have actively chosen to opt into app tracking after updating their device to iOS 14.5. The data is based on a sampling of 2.5 million daily mobile active user...

MacRumors
May 10, 2021

The Top 10 U.S. Retail E-Commerce Companies Are…
Online - Retail

Amazon continues to dominate U.S. e-commerce sales, far outdistancing its closest competitor, Walmart. Amazon’s U.S. e-commerce sales will increase by 15.3% this year to $367.19 billion, after surg...

Chain Store Age
May 7, 2021

Fortnite Made More than $9 Billion in Revenue in First 2 Years
Gaming

After a meteoric rise to popularity in 2018, Fortnite generated more than $5 billion in its first year for Epic Games, new financial documents reveal. The document, made public as part of Epic’s cou...

The Verge
May 5, 2021

3rd-Gen AirPods & Apple Music HiFi Tier Coming Soon
Music - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

Citing multiple sources within the music industry, the rumor suggests Apple isn’t looking for a premium price for its HiFi tier either – it will cost the same $9.99/monthly fee. Spotify has reveal...

Digital Music News
May 4, 2021

Apple Reportedly Looking at Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Al...
Electronics - Fashion - Tech

Your Apple Watch is apparently going to get a lot smarter in the months ahead. Future models may be able to measure blood sugar levels, blood pressure and blood alcohol, suggest revelations from one ...

USA Today
May 4, 2021

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