One of the crucial fundamentals about Apple’s high-profile video plans are nonetheless unclear. The corporate’s unveiling of its new video products and services as of late, hosted at their Cupertino headquarters, didn’t quantity to a lot more than a “high-gloss model of hand-waving,” writes Peter Kafka. Large stars like Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey spoke on the match about upcoming tasks, but it surely’s unclear what precise systems shall be within the video carrier and what kind of they’ll value. Within the interim, Apple did unveil extra concrete information about its top rate Apple Information carrier, which can characteristic publications just like the Wall Side road Magazine (in addition to content material from Vox.com, which like Recode, is owned by means of Vox Media) for $10 a month. [Peter Kafka / Recode]
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Uber and Lyft drivers are protesting insufficient pay as each corporations get ready to head public at multibillion greenback valuations. 1000’s of Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike in Los Angeles on Monday. Closing week, Uber drivers within the space noticed their pay drop from 80 cents to 60 cents consistent with mile, and plenty of Lyft drivers cited studies of ongoing drops in pay. In the meantime, in San Francisco, a gaggle of protesters known as for upper wages outdoor the Omni Resort, the place Lyft had deliberate a presentation to buyers at their IPO roadshow — however modified venues on the remaining minute. [
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Google is rolling out a public occasions characteristic on its Maps segment. Android Police first reported the characteristic being to be had to a few Android Google Maps customers. The brand new capability turns out like a “very planned shot around the bow at Fb,” writes The Verge’s Jon Porter, because the social media massive has a well-liked occasions characteristic itself. Nevertheless it additionally can also be observed as a part of a larger technique for Google Maps to push to be extra of an app for occasions discovery.
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With its new bank card, Apple is now scuffling with the similar banks that constructed Apple Pay. Apple introduced a brand new bank card as of late for iPhone homeowners that shall be subsidized by means of Goldman Sachs. That suggests Apple shall be competing with banks like Chase and Citi to get iPhone customers to make a choice the Apple Card over conventional bank cards as their default selection in Apple Pay. As Jason Del Rey writes, the transfer is “the newest instance of the largest avid gamers within the tech trade leveraging their dominance amongst fashionable shoppers for cooperation from titans of conventional industries,” and one who established Apple as a competitor in monetary products and services.
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