Apple Plans To Give Away Original Content For Free To Device Owners as Part of New Digital TV Strategy, Report Says

Apple is planning a new digital video service that will provide original content free to its device owners, CNBC reported Wednesday. From the report: Apple is preparing a new digital video service that will marry original content and subscription services from legacy media companies, according to people familiar with the matter. Owners of Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV will find the still-in-the-works service in the…

October 10, 2018
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Tech stocks had their worst day in six months as Amazon closes -6.15%, Microsoft -5.43%, Apple -4.63%, Netflix -8.38%, Google -4.6%, and Facebook -4.13% (Corrie Driebusch/Wall Street Journal)

October 10, 2018

Corrie Driebusch / Wall Street Journal: Tech stocks had their worst day in six months as Amazon closes -6.15%, Microsoft -5.43%, Apple -4.63%, Netflix -8.38%, Google -4.6%, and Facebook -4.13%  —  U.S. stocks head toward their biggest decline in more than six months  —  U.S. stocks are headed toward their biggest decline … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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FBI Director on Whether Apple and Amazon Servers Had Chinese Spy Chips: ‘Be Careful What You Read’

During a hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray told senators to “be careful what you read,” when asked about a recent story involving spy chips from China being secretly embedded into servers owned by Apple, Amazon and other big companies. From a report: Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the committee, asked Wray when his agency found out about the chips…

October 10, 2018
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Peak season: Were US intermodal rail expectations set too high?

This has been a record year for US intermodal rail, but changes in shipping patterns apparently have lowered the autumn intermodal peak — or broken it into two smaller peaks. (Above: An intermodal train travels through California, United States.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Without a noticeable sign of a monster peak season,… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 10, 2018
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Sources: Apple plans to make content it owns free to device owners as part of its forthcoming TV service, launching early next year (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

October 10, 2018

Alex Sherman / CNBC: Sources: Apple plans to make content it owns free to device owners as part of its forthcoming TV service, launching early next year  —  – Apple is planning to mix free original content with subscription “channels” to existing digital video services on its “TV” application. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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A look at the battle between Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook for dominance in the home, and their respective strategies, strengths, and weaknesses (Ben Thompson/Stratechery)

October 10, 2018

Ben Thompson / Stratechery: A look at the battle between Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook for dominance in the home, and their respective strategies, strengths, and weaknesses  —  If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC) … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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