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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, December 7, 2016


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple Said in Talks With Film Studios for Early Movie Rental: Apple Inc. is pressing Hollywood studios for earlier access to movies, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a move that would bolster the company's iTunes business."  Bloomberg 1:17 PM
  • "An oral history of 'Get a Mac,' Part 2"  Campaign US 1:48 PM
  • "November set App Store's 'highest monthly sales ever,' says Apple's Schiller" AppleInsider 10:54 AM
  • "Apple and Spotify are generating $7 billion a year in streaming music revenue: 60 million subscribers a year." Recode 7:14 AM
  • "Apple Music Hits 20 Million Subscribers; Execs Want 'More, Faster -- We're Hungry!'" Billboard 6:50 AM
  • "Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months" BBC 6:56 AM
  • "Apple Music now has 20M paid subscribers, half that of Spotify" Digital Trends 7:15 AM
  • "Apple Music is gaining steam, but it can't catch Spotify" Business Insider 2:30 PM
  • "Apple Music surpasses 20 million subscribers" CNET 6:52 AM
  • "Apple, Square Announce New Payments Partnership" Investopedia 7:55 AM
  • "Discounts, advertising spur brisk Apple Watch sales" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "35 percent of US merchants accept Apple Pay" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "One of Amazon's most 'underappreciated' businesses is already way ahead of Apple and Google" Business Insider 3:02 PM
  • "Slow Uptake for Apple's Deep Learning Tools" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:22 AM
  • "Apple's single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS is live: A limited number of cable subscribers across the nation can now forget about signing in to endless apps with their cable provider credentials." Macworld 11:22 AM
  • "ABC and Disney add support for Apple's new single sign-on feature" The Verge 7:08 PM
  • "Apple's Single Sign-On feature gains support for Disney and ABC apps" 9to5Mac 7:57 PM
  • "iPhone is the camera used most in millions of photos on Flickr" Cult of Mac 8:10 AM
  • "Again, iPhone is the default camera" Om Malik 12:22 PM
  • "Plans for future Apple Store at Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. moving forward with 10-year lease proposed" 9to5Mac 3:12 PM
  • "Apple is going start publishing its AI research: The notoriously secretive organisation is going to start sharing its research into AI in a move that may help advance its efforts." CNET 6:49 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q16 to reach 51.29 million" DigiTimes 6:59 AM
  • "Glassdoor Announces Winners Of Its Employees' Choice Awards Recognizing The Best Places To Work In 2017" ["Glassdoor's 50 Best Places to Work in 2017 list features winning employers across diverse industries spanning technology, consulting, travel and tourism, consumer goods, retail, food services and more. Bain & Company is the first company to rank No. 1 three times (2017, 2014 and 2012), and is among only three employers that have made this list for nine consecutive years. The other two employers include Google (No. 4, 4.4 rating) and Apple (No. 36, 4.2 rating)."] PRNewswire 7:38 AM
  • "These were Apple's most popular apps of 2016" AFP Relax News 6:57 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple opens its first three-story retail store" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Bluetooth 5 With 4x Longer Range and 2x Faster Speed is Officially Approved" MacRumors 9:14 PM
  • "AT&T touts Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "AT&T and Time Warner accidentally argue against their own merger" The Verge 3:38 PM
  • "AT&T CEO defends Time Warner merger from critics in Congress" Ars Technica 3:32 PM
  • "Bluetooth 5's faster, longer-ranged wireless is here: The standard, that is: it'll be a few months before devices show up." Engadget 2:04 PM
  • "Automated Assistants Will Soon Make a Bid for Your Finances" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:01 PM
  • "T-Mobile launches iMessage-incompatible 'Digits' virtual phone number service beta test" AppleInsider 2:30 PM
  • "T-Mobile announces Digits: one phone number for all your devices" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "With new 'Digits' technology, T-Mobile eyes a new target for disruption: the phone number" GeekWire 11:34 AM
  • "Everysight's smartglasses give cyclists a fighter jet display" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "Pebble Is Dead, and Its Customers Are Completely Screwed" Gizmodo 12:35 PM
  • "Fitbit Buyout Will See Pebble's Time 2 and Core Wearables Canceled, Refunds Issued" MacRumors 7:17 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey has done a good job of hiring women into positions of power" Recode 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8" Telegraph 7:10 AM
  • "Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack" IDG News Service 6:54 AM
  • "Living with Apple's Touch Bar, the Reverse Toaster Fridge -ACM 388" The Mac Observer 9:13 PM
  • "MacBook Pro USB-C Donglegate -TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-07" The Mac Observer 1:17 PM