• Magazine Publishers Support Apple's 50% Split for Paid Apple News Service

    8 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple is set to launch an Apple News service that will provide access to paywalled news content and magazines for one $9.99 monthly fee in March, but the company is still working to establish deals with newspapers.
    Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal said that Apple was having trouble convincing some major news publications like the Washington Post and The New York Times to sign up for the service, due to Apple wanting a 50 percent revenue split.
    Apple would keep 50 percent of all subscription revenue and the other half of the revenue would be split among publishers "according to...
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  • Apple reportedly launching its video service in April sans Netflix and HBO

    Apple reportedly launching its video service in April sans Netflix and HBO

    8 days ago - By Phone Arena

    It's the season of video streaming, as important companies announced or plan to launch such services in the coming months. Apple and T-Mobile are just two of the giants that are rumored to bring their own video services at some point this year.
    According to sources familiar with the subject, Apple is now putting the final touches on its new streaming video service, which is expected to go live in April or early May, CNBC reports.
    Apparently, Apples did not reach an accord with HBO, so it's unlikely that it will offer any TV shows from this specific service. The same goes for Netflix, ...
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  • Apple Pay Holdout Kroger Launches New 'Kroger Pay' Service

    Apple Pay Holdout Kroger Launches New 'Kroger Pay' Service

    8 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Popular grocery store chain Kroger has launched a new mobile payments service called Kroger Pay , which it will be using in lieu of Apple Pay .
    According to a WCPO , a local Cincinnati news site, Kroger Pay launched in Columbus and Colorado today, but will be expanding to all Kroger stores by the end of the year.
    Kroger Pay is QR-based, so to pay, users need to open up the app and generate a single-use QR code that's scanned at checkout when making a purchase.
    Kroger customers can link any major debit or credit card to the Kroger Pay app, and it also includes a Kroger Rewards debit card...
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  • Apple's video streaming service could launch without Netflix and HBO content

    Apple's video streaming service could launch without Netflix and HBO content

    8 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Apple's long-rumored video content streaming service could launch as early as April - and without either Netflix or HBO - CNBC reports. Apple is reportedly looking to launch its video streaming service this April or early May, CNBC learned from “people familiar with the matter.” It will include original content available for free on Apple devices but will also have a number of streaming service ‘Channels.' These Channels will include options to access subscriptions to other services, which so far include Starz, CBS and Viacom, per CNBC's sources. However, CNBC reports that HBO is not as...
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