Tidal might be out of the top 700 iOS apps, but Jay Z confirmed 770,000 subscribers to the music streaming service, showing it is a legitimate threat to Spotify, Rdio and other services. Now, most of those accounts may be on free trial, but we can expect at least a third of those to stay on post-free trial, and with exclusive albums, early tickets and other incentives, we should expect a lot more in the long term from Tidal.
Apple revealed its second quarter earnings in an audio call earlier this week, revealing 61 million iPhone sales, an increase in Mac sales, the iPad still slumping and services on the rise.
Comcast is backing down from the Time Warner Cable, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg earlier today. The announcement will be made tomorrow by Comcast, following the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission both intervening to block the deal.
The wireless industry has been quite content with high prices, data caps and heavy roaming charges for the past decade, and even with T-Mobile USA coming in to clean the act up, it is still a cesspit of high profit margins, low customer satisfaction rates and billionaire executives.
When Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2011, it looked to be the start of great partnership where Google would work on the hardware, software and services using the Motorola branding, to take on Apple and Samsung.
New Zealand has talked about its great relationship with China over the past few years, but secretly the Government Communications Security Bureau has been working with the National Security Agency to spy on Chinese diplomats while visiting Auckland on a trade meeting.
The Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission are both reviewing the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and it looks like at least one of the departments will be look to block the merger.
Netflix has announced 60 million subscribers now browse the service looking for movies and TV shows. The numbers are split 40 million in the U.S. and 20 million overseas, showing the market saturation in its home town.