Apple’s plan to build an internet TV service started floating around the rumor mill late last year, with reports it has met with TV execs to build a large al-a-carte style service.
In a world where the National Security Agency has coordinated attacks with the Government Communication Headquarters in the UK, the Communication Security Establishment in Canada and similar departments in Australia and New Zealand; worked to establish surveillance worldwide and collected billions of records outside the US, the removal of US-only mass surveillance networks is a small win for freedom.
$700 billion? $1 trillion? Even $1.4 trillion in Carl Icahn’s books—that is the apparent value of the most expensive company on planet Earth, according to investors.
Even though the National Security Agency had all the information it could need from backdoor servers on Google, Facebook, Yahoo and other Internet companies based in the US, it also planned to hijack the Google Play Store in the future.
Spotify is planning to move away from just being a music streaming service, in the latest update adding podcasts and perhaps more importantly, video.
Facebook has been pushing its free internet service—under the Internet.org banner—into several developing nations across Africa, South-East Asia and Latin America, with the end goal of offering the service to all people that cannot afford regular internet.
Netflix is planning to launch its video streaming service in China. The Los Gatos-based TV and movie provider is in talks with Wasu Media to acquire digital licensing for mobile and desktop programming, in order to fill its service with local content.
Apple has settled with A123 Systems—a prominent battery car supplier—following a poaching lawsuit filed after several employees defected to Apple to work on the secret electric car.