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Apple finally cracked it In Streaming Entertainment, But in the most non-Apple-like way.
Premium product companies value the coolness and sophistication of their hardware, so it was strange to admire today’s success in the Apple TV Plus comedy series with more than just these qualities.
Ted Lasso Is a realistic and heartwarming story of an American football coach who is all at sea in the British football world. It’s full of f-bombs courtesy of its “hardman” player, Roy Kent (British readers, Real life roy keane) And the storyline is so simple and simple Love Actually “■ Richard Curtis’s blush. I really like it, even if it’s not fun.
Compare it to Netflix’s The latest comedy Chair, Sophisticated enough to refer to Old English poetry Ludo’s dream Still let’s be cheerful. Also, keep in mind that Netflix won major awards only for its content when it produced a black-and-white foreign language film. Rome.
But Apple Leaving with seven Emmy Awards for Lasso From 20 nominations on Sunday night, the first major streaming award was a hit. As it says: “Apple today became the first Emmy-winning streaming service in the program category in its second year of qualification. .. After Apple. Ted Lasso It broke the record as the most nominated freshman comedy in the history of the Emmy Awards. “
After a pretty soulless Launch of non-stimulating iPhone 13 Last week, its success Ted Lasso In fact, Apple is human and makes us feel that we may be able to engage with our customers in new ways.
And this may be just the beginning. Apple allocated more than $ 6 billion to streaming activities in 2019, attracting top talent with its brand and above-average wages.
Rich Greenfield, a partner at LightShed’s research firm, said:
The person who started long ago was Rupert Murdoch, a non-elderly person. Report of Alistair Gray and Alex Barker Why he started a new channel, talkTV, early next year.make This week’s debut It’s universal music. The group that has benefited from music streaming has been spun out of Vivendi and will be listed on Amsterdam.
Internet of Things (5)
1. Big Tech devours small start-ups
The world’s largest tech company raids a small rival At a record pace this year With the buy-and-go that comes when US politicians and regulators are preparing to crack down on transactions “under radar.” Since early 2021, tech companies have spent at least $ 264 billion to acquire potential rivals under $ 1 billion, according to Refinitiv data analyzed by the Financial Times. This is twice the previous record of the dot-com boom registered in 2000.
2. UK AI push
Ministers will begin this week with plans to develop Britain’s interests in artificial intelligence as part of a broader government promotion to support the tech sector. AI strategy Includes a framework of ethics and principles that contributes to regulatory and policy approaches for developing and deploying advanced machine learning.
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3. Coinbase drops rental products
In Coinbase Dropped that plan Launching a new digital asset loan product. This has yielded pressure from US securities regulators who have warned that they will constitute unregistered securities that urge the largest crypto exchange in the United States to take legal action.
4. DoorDash rolls out a barrel of beer
DoorDash, a leader in the U.S. distribution app market, said on Monday We will start delivering alcohol in 20 states in the United States. As the rapid shipment of beer, wine and spirits to consumer doors becomes the latest on-demand battlefield. Following similar moves by rivals such as Uber and Gopuff, announcements add to the growing concern from addiction groups about the trend towards rapid alcohol delivery.
5. Softbank used car transactions
SoftBank Vision Fund and Tencent are one of the international funds Invested $ 450 million At Cars24, an online used car dealer in India, a global chip shortage has forced manufacturers to cut back on new car production in one of the world’s largest markets. SoftBank is also considering the role of robots in our future. Leo Lewis writes..
Upcoming tech week
Monday: this is London Tech Week, An annual showcase of the role of the British capital as a global technology hub, and the usual combination of CEOs, ministers and industry tycoons appear throughout the week.
Tuesday: Creative software powerhouse Adobe Third-quarter results after the market closure are expected to indicate continued strong earnings growth. Analysts also predict when Adobe’s document and digital signature services will boom. Street expects quarterly earnings of $ 3.89 billion and earnings per share of $ 3.01.Food technology company toast Is set to IPO At today’s price, it’s valued at over $ 15 billion.
Wednesday: Representatives of major online platforms Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay will attend the Finance Commission as part of the UK Parliament’s review of progress in the fight against economic crimes such as money laundering. Microsoft We’re hosting a hardware event to unveil new Surface products.
Thursday: Travel agencies listed on Nasdaq and Hong Kong Trip.com I will report the results of the first half.
Friday: Cryptocurrency brokers must register with South Korean financial regulators until Friday. Applicants will be screened for up to 3 months and will be screened for money laundering activities.
Technical Tools — 5 Perfect Portable
Jonathan Margolis bundled Five gadgets that you can take anywhere, including a portable BlendJet for smoothies on the go and a W’air hand steamer for strawberry stains on clothes caused by BlendJet. Stylish DAB radio, 5G portable router, folding screen laptop.