Apple has unveiled a new Apple Card, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ in a series of announcements focused on its services offering Oprah Winfrey has been announced as key partner in Apple's new streaming service Apple’s attempts to revolutionise TV will face challenges as it takes on Netflix and Amazon The iPhone maker's launch is set to be the biggest entry into media since launch of iTunes store in 2003 Apple last night entered the online video arms race with its own TV streaming service as it hunts for growth outside of its core iPhone business. In a flurry of announcements at its Silicon Valley headquarters, the tech giant also unveiled its own credit card in a major push into financial services, released a paid-for magazine subscription app and announced a subscription service for iPhone games. The string of new services marks Apple’s attempt to move beyond its flatlining hardware division and generate more revenues from monthly subscriptions … [Read more...] about Apple event: iPhone maker launches new credit card and TV streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon
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25 March 2019 • 6:52pm Apple has unveiled a new Apple Card, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ in a series of announcements focused on its services offering Oprah Winfrey announced as key partner in Apple's new streaming service Apple’s attempts to revolutionise TV will face challenges as it takes on Netflix and Amazon The iPhone maker's launch set to be the biggest entry into media since launch of iTunes store in 2003 Apple has lifted the curtain on a secretive, decade-long effort to build a TV and film streaming service to rival the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. Apple has already announced a host of new services across its news, gaming and payments platforms. The announcement, which is ongoing and started at 5PM GMT, is Apple’s biggest one yet that doesn’t involve a major hardware launch. The tech giant has commissioned programming from A-list names such as Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, … [Read more...] about Apple event: iPhone maker launches new credit card and TV streaming service
Contactless card payments are booming. Last year in Britain, 5.6billion payments were made with the relatively new method - up 97 per cent compared to 2017, data shows. It is estimated 63 per cent of Britons now use contactless - but despite this, the £30 limit has remained the same since 2015, when adoption was far lower. It also means Britain is 13th in the list of countries with the highest contactless limits, far behind Japan, which has a limit four times greater. Those in Japan have a limit that equates to roughly £136, ahead of fellow Asian economic powerhouse China, which has limit of £112. Contactless payments are booming in the UK and worldwide, but it's not just on physical cards. Apps like Apple and Android Pay and their Chinese equivalents are also popular Britons also have around half the spending allowance of those in Canada, Singapore, and Australia. Canada and Denmark are the only Western nations in a top 10 dominated by countries in the … [Read more...] about The countries with the highest contactless limits revealed
View in your browser. TAKEAWAYS JUDGMENT DAY. It is 35 days since the meaningful vote was scheduled to happen in December; 657 days since Article 50 was triggered; 936 days since the referendum; and 15,930 days since the referendum in 1975 that gave a democratic stamp to the U.K.'s membership of the European Communities. At last, MPs get to put their money where their mouths are and say yes or no to Theresa May's Brexit deal. — The House of Commons continues its debate on the deal today which will be concluded by the prime minister. Voting begins sometime after 7 p.m. local time, with amendments due to be voted on first. — The Speaker of the House John Bercow has selected four amendments from the 13 on offer: one from opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, one from the Scottish National Party's Westminster leader Ian Blackford and two from Tory backbenchers. He did not choose backbench amendments that could conceivably have been useful to the government by adding … [Read more...] about POLITICO Brexit Files: The big vote — ‘Glistening cherries’ — Ex or eg?