Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Steve Jobs Movie Picked Up by Universal

November 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal Studios has picked up the Steve Jobs movie project, less than a week after Sony put the high-profile feature into turnaround. Producers recently set Michael Fassbender to star as the late Apple mogul after Christian Bale dropped out. Seth Rogen is also in talks to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Based on Walter Isaacson’s... Read more

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Google Expands Reach of Disney Movies Anywhere Streaming Service on Android Devices

November 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After launching Disney Movies Anywhere on Apple devices in February, Walt Disney Studios has partnered with Google to make the streaming service available on platforms that run on Android. The deal should significantly expand the reach of DMA in the United States, given that Android powers the majority of the world’s mobile devices — from... Read more

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces That He’s Gay

October 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Apple chief Tim Cook said that he is “proud to be gay,” becoming the most high-profile CEO to come out, in a column Thursday that he said he felt compelled to write in order help establish equal rights for people regardless of sexual orientation. In a column in Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook said he’s been open with many people about... Read more

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Apple Beats Fiscal Q4 Earnings Estimates, as Wall Street Eyes Huge iPhone Sales Pipeline

October 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Apple handily topped analyst expectations for its September quarter, as the tech giant reported sales of 39.3 million iPhones — and Wall Street anticipates an even bigger surge for the smartphone business during the 2014 holiday shopping season. The company posted revenue of $42.1 billion and earnings per share of $1.42 for fiscal fourth quarter of 2014, which ended Sept. 27. Financial... Read more

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Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter

September 16, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Amazon Chops Price of Fire Phone to 99 Cents Ahead of iPhone Launch

September 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After poor reviews and lackluster sales, Amazon is essentially giving away its recently launched Fire Phone for free to customers who commit to a two-year service contract — a move coming 24 hours before Apple is expected to bow next-generation iPhone models. The ecommerce giant in June launched the Fire Phone, touting whiz-bang features including a 3D-like display... Read more

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The Parents Television Council Is Already Upset About What Nicki Minaj Will Do on Sunday

August 20, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Really, you wonder if the Parents Television Council is secretly letting MTV write their press releases. Nicki Minaj's butt-heavy video for her new single Anaconda (why, yes, it does sample Sir Mix-A-Lot) dropped today, and the hip-hop artist's outfits and dance moves already have the PTC outraged about the VMAs, despite the fact that the broadcast is several days away. "Given the explicit video," said a statement from the group, which included a helpful link to a site hosting the video, "the Parents Television Council said that if her performance at the VMAs is anything like her new video, then the show must be rated TV-MA." The VMAs will probably be rated TV-14, as usual. MTV had no comment. The rating of the VMAs is a particular bee in the PTC's collective bonnet this year: earlier this week Tim Winter issued a statement demanding that MTV "commit publicly" to a statement authored by the PTC saying they wouldn't show "explicit sexual content," apparently as defined in relationship to Miley Cyrus's much-discussed twerking performance last year, in addition to agreeing not to violate its own standards, as the PTC claims it did in '13. So why is the PTC getting bent out of shape over this? Well, partly because the organization has logged something of a precipitous decline in donations over the last few years (the most recent form 990 available has the organization bringing in $2.7 million in total for the year 2012, with a little more than $2.5 million coming from donations. As recently as 2008, the organization was seeing

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Julia Stiles Dumps New York City Duplex

August 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SELLER: Julia Stiles LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $2,700,000 SIZE: 2,081 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: We’ve received an unexpected but welcomed covert communiqué from ever-congenial and long-time Big Apple informant Polly Wannacracker who — among other tidbits and morsels — let Your Mama know that New York City born... Read more

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Millennial Women Are not Cutting the Cord

July 7, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A new report from the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau says that millennials, women 18-24 in particular, are not cutting the cord as quickly as previously thought. In fact, TV's share of viewing hours grew from 84 to 88 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 (data in the study was sourced from the Nielsen Cross-Platform Report), from 129 total hours out of

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Apple Smartwatch Set for Fall Launch: Report

June 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Apple is gearing up to enter the smartwatch market with a wearable device to monitor health data set to debut in October, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported. The tech giant plans to produce 3-5 million smartwatch device per month — more than the total 2013 sales worldwide of watch-like devices, according to the Nikkei report, citing anonymous sources.... Read more

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