Streaming Wars: Does Apple Need to Dethrone Netflix to Succeed at Much-Hyped Video Service?

Rumors that an Apple streaming service was in the works have been running rampant for months. While Apple has not confirmed anything, several news outlets reported Wednesday that “sources familiar with the matter” told them about Apple’s efforts being close to coming to fruition. The exact date varies, but it appears the rollout wil happen  some time in the spring. Many had expected the announcement to be made during Apple’s Next Big Thing Event, which is scheduled for March 25, according to MacRumors. Apple to Invite Hollywood Stars to TV Service Launch on March 25 https://t.co/QW95w9EabM by @julipuli pic.twitter.com/iTR0x8esis —

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Disney’s Streaming Service Hasn’t Even Launched and it’s Already Hemorrhaging Money

Disney says it’s likely to take a massive $ 150 million hit to its bottom line as it works to beef up its array of streaming services, including the yet-to-launch Disney+. However, concerns remain that the company may be turning a blind eye to the impact of these losses over the long run as it seeks to supplant Netflix as the digital content king. Disney CEO Bob Iger and CFO Christine McCarthy fielded questions about the massive streaming-related outflows during the company’s first quarter 2019 earnings conference call. When the subject came up about Disney foregoing licensing income, the executives offered few

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Ready for Liftoff: Fidelity’s Bitcoin Custody Service is Just Weeks away from Launch

Big news today from Bloomberg‘s Matthew Leising and Alastair Marsh: “Fidelity Investments is targeting a March launch date for its Bitcoin custody service, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, as the mutual-fund giant moves forward with a plan that could help ease fears of trading cryptocurrencies.” “We are currently serving a select set of eligible clients as we continue to build our initial solutions,” the company said in a statement. Over the next several months, we will thoroughly engage with and prioritize prospective clients based on needs, jurisdiction and other factors. A source familiar with the new

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Is the Netflix Price Hike Just What Disney’s Streaming Service Needs to Win Market Share?

By CCN.com: Last week Netflix announced that it was raising subscription fees by between 13% and 18% for all its plans. While the absolute increase varied between $ 1 and $ 2, nearly a quarter of U.S. subscribers who took part in a Streaming Observer online survey indicated that this fee hike was enough to make them

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Why is $1 Billion Bitcoin Giant Bitfury Building a Blockchain Music Service?

By CCN.com: The Bitfury Group, an early bitcoin mining firm turned global blockchain company based out of London, has announced that it will launch an entertainment division tasked with developing an open-source music platform that runs on blockchain technology. From Mining Bitcoin to Tracking Music IP on a Blockchain Tech companies trying to make waves … Continued

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Bitrefill releases Thor: Lightning Channel Opening Service

Bitrefill releases Thor: Lightning Channel Opening Service

Introducing Thor, the new custom Lightning channel-opening service from @Bitrefill.

Connect anyone to the Lightning Network with an app and a link.

CoinDesk: https://www.coindesk.com/bitrefill-lightning-bitcoin

Thor: https://www.bitrefill.com/thor-lightning-network-channels

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