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Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for $475 million

Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for 5 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for 5 million Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also announced that it […]

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Apple One services subscription bundles start launching tomorrow

Apple One services subscription bundles start launching tomorrow Apple is launching its Apple One services bundle tomorrow, though the company’s workout service Fitness+ isn’t quite ready yet. On an earnings call, CEO Tim Cook revealed tomorrow’s rollout and called the service the “easiest way for users to enjoy Apple services.” In a conversation with Bloomberg, […]

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Apple said to soon offer subscription bundles combining multiple of its services

Apple said to soon offer subscription bundles combining multiple of its services Apple is reportedly getting ready to launch new bundles of its various subscription services, according to Bloomberg. The bundled services packages, said to be potentially called ‘Apple One,’ will include Apple services including Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and iCloud […]

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Apple partners with ABC on 2020 presidential coverage in the Apple News app

Apple partners with ABC on 2020 presidential coverage in the Apple News app Apple announced today it will collaborate with ABC News on coverage of the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election in its Apple News app. The efforts will kick off with the Democratic primary debate on February 7, 2020, in New Hampshire, and will feature ABC […]

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The company straddles two […]

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With iOS 13, Apple delivers new features to court users in India

With iOS 13, Apple delivers new features to court users in India Apple has finally listened to its small, but slowly growing user base in India. The iPhone-maker today announced a range of features in iOS 13 that are designed to appease users in the world’s second largest smartphone market. First up, the company says Siri […]

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Apple to close Texture on May 28, following launch of Apple News+

Apple to close Texture on May 28, following launch of Apple News+ A year ago, Apple acquired the digital newsstand app Texture to form the basis of its new subscription-based service, Apple News+, which launched on Monday. As some have expected, the standalone Texture app will soon shut down as a result. According to emails […]

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Digging into Apple’s media transformation

Digging into Apple’s media transformation Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Panzarino, offered his analysis on the major announcements that came out of Apple’s keynote event this past Monday. Behind a series of new […]

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The danger of “I already pay for Apple News+”

The danger of “I already pay for Apple News+” Apple doesn’t care about news, it cares about recurring revenue. That’s why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+. They’re rendering their own subscription options unnecessary in exchange for a sliver of what Apple pays out from the mere $10 per month it […]

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Apple News+ is a great deal, but what does ‘full access’ really mean?

Apple News+ is a great deal, but what does ‘full access’ really mean? Curious whether you should cancel your existing magazine subscription and just subscribe to Apple News+? Apple certainly seems to believe News+ is an outsized bargain for you. The company’s claim that it would cost users $8000 to get annual access to the […]

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