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Apple said to be eyeing Culver Studios as homebase for Hollywood production push

09/01/2017, 09:09 am

Apple is reportedly in talks to move its original video content division to Culver Studios, a place with a long history in the Hollywood film industry.

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Apple updates iTunes Affiliate program with new iTunes Store Credit payment option

08/31/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple on Thursday announced a change to its iTunes Affiliate program, allowing members to receive commissions in the form of iTunes Store Credit instead of direct electronic bank transfers.

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Apple adds support for WeChat Pay in China

08/29/2017, 01:08 pm

Purchases at Apple Music and the App Store in China can now make use of WeChat Pay, a popular service operated by Tencent, Apple has announced.

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Apple fighting movie studios to keep 4K films priced at $20 on iTunes

08/29/2017, 08:08 am

Ahead of the anticipated launch of a new Apple TV with support for ultra-high resolution 4K video content, Apple is said to be caught in a contract dispute with movie studios, who want to see iTunes prices for 4K films exceed $20.

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Apple opens iTunes donations for Hurricane Harvey relief

08/27/2017, 06:08 am

After Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas on Friday, and continues to roll over the Gulf Coast as a tropical storm, Apple this weekend reactivated iTunes donations to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the area.

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Apple's Swift curriculum coming to over 30 community colleges, select high schools

08/25/2017, 08:08 am

Apple on Friday said that over 30 U.S. community college systems will offer its "App Development with Swift" curriculum during the 2017-2018 school year, expanding on the original six the company announced in May.

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Longtime label holdout Drag City puts catalog on Apple Music

08/21/2017, 01:08 pm

Independent label Drag City has added most of its back catalog to Apple Music, reversing a previous stance calling for better artist compensation.

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iTunes U Collections migrating to Apple Podcasts app in September

08/21/2017, 12:08 pm

Apple is preparing to migrate iTunes U Collections from the iTunes U app to Apple Podcasts, with a warning to educational institutions advising the change will take place in September as part of the release of iTunes 12.7.

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Apple opens promised iTunes donations to Southern Poverty Law Center

08/20/2017, 11:08 pm

As planned Apple has opened up iTunes donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, part of a broader reaction to the violence at this month's far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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Movie studios may sidestep theater chains in deals for early Apple iTunes rentals

08/18/2017, 09:08 am

Movie studios looking to set up early-access rentals with companies like Apple and Comcast may reportedly push ahead with those negotiations and skip revenue sharing with theater chains, if the latter don't reduce their demands.

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Apple to spend $1B on original content for up to 10 new TV shows over next year

08/16/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly budgeting about $1 billion to secure and produce original video over the course of the next year, a figure which may soon make it a competitive force in that arena.

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Song meant to spoof car audio systems climbs into top 50 on Apple's iTunes charts

08/11/2017, 01:08 pm

A track consisting of nothing but 9 minutes and 58 seconds of silence is currently sitting at 49th place in Apple's iTunes charts, apparently out of frustration with the way many car audio systems work.

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Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" now available for streaming on Apple Music

08/08/2017, 09:08 pm

As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm's second attempt at original episodic programming.

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'Carpool Karaoke' showrunners discuss series ahead of Apple Music debut

08/07/2017, 05:08 pm

In a new interview published on Monday, the minds behind "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" talk about the bit's breakout success, transforming the segment into a full-fledged TV series and why Apple Music was the right fit.

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Verizon offers Apple Music discounts with controversial 'Up' rewards program

08/07/2017, 01:08 pm

U.S. carrier Verizon is offering people in its new Up rewards program discounts on Apple Music -- with the tradeoff of handing over personal tracking data.

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Apple could buy into Bollywood video content with Eros Group deal

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly among several companies in talks to buy up the complete film and music library of Eros Group, an Indian movie production studio with a number of famous Bollywood hits.

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Will Smith, James Corden to star in first Carpool Karaoke episode

08/03/2017, 04:08 pm

Apple on Thursday shared a new ad for its upcoming "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" exclusive, revealing Will Smith and late night host James Corden will star as the show's first pairing.

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Spotify retains clear lead over Apple Music with 60M paid subscribers

07/31/2017, 04:07 pm

Spotify on Monday announced that it has 60 million paid subscribers, keeping it well ahead of Apple Music in the on-demand music industry.

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Apple outs new trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' in advance of Aug. 8 debut

07/31/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday released another trailer for "Carpool Karaoke," its exclusive Apple Music show set to premiere next week.

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Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon

07/28/2017, 03:07 pm

Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting that support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon come to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware.

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