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Excerpt from Michelle Obama's memoir is second Apple News Exclusive

11/12/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple on Monday published its second Apple News Exclusive in an excerpt from former first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming memoir "Becoming," one of the year's most anticipated political commentaries.

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Apple News will get a real-time results hub for Nov. 6's US midterm elections

11/02/2018, 10:11 am

Hoping to become the go-to news source for next Tuesday's voting, Apple is reportedly set to replace its current Midterm Elections hub in Apple News with an "Election Night" version, in which people will be able to get real-time information on the balance of the Senate and House.

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Rare peek into Apple News reveals large curation team fighting against algorithms

10/25/2018, 11:10 am

Apple News aims to minimize the spread of misinformation by prioritizing accuracy over speed, a report about the app's editorial team reveals, with Apple's decision to rely on human curators instead of algorithms to dictate its most prominent stories going the opposite direction of machine-based offerings by its competitors.

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Apple's streaming video hits iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV for free in early 2019

10/10/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple is reportedly narrowing in on a way of serving up its slate of high-budget TV shows, the plan being to pair its original content with subscriptions from outside companies.

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Publishers laud Apple News' human touch, wary about monetization prospects

10/03/2018, 12:10 am

As Apple attempts to woo major publishers to its Apple News platform, the outlets -- many anonymously -- chimed in on the effort, saying human-driven article curation and a massive iOS device install base is winning over some converts. At least for now.

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Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

09/26/2018, 12:09 am

News outlets have seen extensive growth in readership within Apple News as of late, with many prioritizing its audience over other forms of distribution. The only issue? Few -- if any -- have been able to actually monetize it, according to a new report.

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Apple wants major newspapers to join new subscription service

09/07/2018, 05:09 pm

Following rumors that Apple is looking to enter the magazine distribution business with its own curated subscription service, a report on Friday claims the company is in talks with daily news giants to add their content into the mix.

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Apple hires former Conde Nast executive to bolster Apple News business

09/06/2018, 07:09 pm

Apple recently hired Liz Schimel, a media veteran who previously served as president of Conde Nast China, as part of a continued push into the news business headed by its flagship Apple News product.

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Comparing the five major digital magazine subscription services

07/10/2018, 03:07 pm

At Austin's SXSW festival in March, Apple announced the takeover of Texture, one of the preeminent magazine subscription services. It's hardly the only digital magazine service available though, so here's how some of the current options of Kindle Unlimited, Texture, Zinio, Magzter, and Readly stack up.

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Apple mulls subscription bundle of Apple Music, News and original video content, report says

06/27/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple is reportedly mulling a subscription bundle that incorporates the company's existing services, namely Apple Music and products sold through the News platform, with a slate of original TV shows widely rumored to be in production.

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Apple, other tech firms met with intelligence officials to prepare for midterm elections

06/26/2018, 02:06 am

Eight tech giants, including Apple, met with U.S. intelligence officials at Facebook's California headquarters last month to discuss this year's midterm elections and prepare for potential interference from Russia and other foreign governments.

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Apple News gains 2018 Midterm Elections section

06/25/2018, 07:06 am

Apple has launched a new 2018 Midterm Elections section for Apple News, dedicated to highlighting reports about the numerous governmental office battles across the United States in the months ahead of voting in November.

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Apple gears up for World Cup with Siri, News, App Store refinements

06/12/2018, 02:06 pm

The U.S. may not be in the World Cup, but Apple is jumping in with a variety of features added to help users watch and enjoy Earth's biggest sporting event.

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More Google DoubleClick ads coming to Apple News content

05/15/2018, 11:05 am

Following a brief testing period, Apple has given the green light to all publishers wanting to use Google DoubleClick ads in Apple News articles.

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Apple paying BuzzFeed to release show first on Apple News

05/04/2018, 10:05 am

A show by BuzzFeed News initially launched on Apple News was part of an exclusivity agreement between the publisher and Apple, a report claims, with Apple sharing advertising revenue in an attempt to get more high profile video content for its news-based app.

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Apple News claims first 'exclusive' with excerpt from book by Sen. John McCain

04/30/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple has posted what appears to be its first-ever "exclusive" for Apple News on iOS, an excerpt of an upcoming memoir by U.S. Senator John McCain, "The Restless Wave," written in tandem with Mark Salter.

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Apple expected to launch paid news subscription service on back of Texture magazine buy

04/17/2018, 07:04 am

As part of folding the Texture "Netflix for magazines" service into its own products, Apple appears poised to fire up a premium subscription offering integrating curated news to continue to grow services revenue.

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After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

03/21/2018, 07:03 am

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

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'Subscribe with Google' attempts to simplify how web readers pay for news

03/20/2018, 02:03 pm

Google is launching a new initiative to make it easier for users to subscribe to their favorite news sites, without leaving the service, or engaging in a lengthy sign-up process.

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Hands on: Apple's 'Netflix of Magazines' Texture provides a wealth of content to readers

03/12/2018, 04:03 pm

Texture allows access to dozens of magazines for a monthly price of $9.99 -- and it is now in Apple's hands.

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