Chinese media told to ‘shut down’ talk that makes country look bad

China wants streaming service providers such as Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform, to remove all audio and visual content that discuss public affairs negatively. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Being an internet business in China appears to be getting tougher.  Chinese broadcasters, including social media platform Weibo, streamer Acfun and media company Ifeng were told […]


Apple Music is cheaper than ever and that’s bad news for Spotify

Drake high fives Apple exec Eddy Cue at the company’s annual developer conference.Image: justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Patrick Kulp2017-06-19 21:46:51 UTC Apple Music is quietly undercutting Spotify. The streaming service now offers subscribers the option to pay an annual fee of $99 rather than the $9.99 per month they’d otherwise owe, TechCrunch first reported. That’s […]


Breaking Bad execs move to Apple to lead original video content

Enlarge / The fourth-generation Apple TV. Apple just made its most serious move into original video content we’ve seen to date. The company announced it hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents from Sony Pictures Television, to fill newly created positions that oversee “all aspects of video programming.” Erlicht and Van Amburg are credited with elevating Sony’s television business by […]