Mobile

Apple Software Hints at Sept. 10 Announcement for the Next iPhone (CNBC)

The date for Apple’s newest iPhone announcement may be hidden in its latest beta release of its new operating system. Apple released its newest iOS 13 beta to developers on Thurs... More

Report: Smartphones ‘Most Popular’ Means of Watching Sport (TVB Europe)

Smartphones are the most popular means of watching sport, according to a new sports video report. The survey of over 9,690 people showed that more than half of global consumers reg... More

App Challenges Rise as People Spend More Time in Them (Media Post)

The average person will spend the majority of their time on a mobile device using apps rather than web browsers, with the average person spending 2:57 in apps vs. 0:26 on a mobile ... More

Apple’s AirPods Business is Bigger Than You Think (Fortune)

Apple's AirPods wireless earbuds may be small in size, but they're a huge business. This year, the company will sell 50 million AirPods, at $159 for a pair, according to Wedbush an... More

Apple Launches Credit Card for Mobile Users (Billboard)

The Apple credit card designed primarily for mobile use is here. Some iPhone users who requested a notification about Apple Card will get invites Tuesday to apply through Apple's W... More

Quibi Plans Bite-Size Shows for Mobile Phones – Will Millennials Buy In? (LA Times)

If Hollywood and Silicon Valley created a baby, they might call it Quibi. At least, that’s how veteran film mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and tech executive Meg Whitman view their fle... More

Google Testing a $4.99 App Subscription Bundle (Variety)

Google has been testing a new app subscription bundle that gives users access to premium apps for one monthly price. Google Play Pass, as the subscription offering is being called,... More

Spotify and Apple Music’s Newest Duel Has Nothing to Do With Music (Rolling Stone)

The two music-streaming companies are racing to corner the podcast market with investments and acquisitions, but it’s still anyone’s game.... More

Katzenberg’s Quibi Sees Early Success Luring Talent (THR)

"We're going up on a high wire and there's no safety net underneath it," says the founder of the upcoming short-form video streamer that is paying top dollar and making star-friend... More

Apple Faces Life After iPhone (AdAge)

Apple generated less than half of its total quarterly revenue from sales of the iPhone for the first time since 2012—a sign the company is entering life beyond its flagship produ... More

ESPN Sees Its Mobile App as a Path to Paying Subscribers (Digiday)

ESPN asks its mobile app to drive an increasingly diverse number of initiatives. The audience’s embrace of personalization is making that easier, particularly when it comes to pr... More

NBC, Twitter Hatch 2020 Olympics Plan, With Live Studio Show, Video Menu (Deadline)

As viewing of the Olympic Games continues to spread out across digital platforms, NBCUniversal and Twitter are teaming to deliver daily video coverage of the Tokyo Games beyond the... More

T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Gets DOJ Approval With Sale of Assets to Dish (Variety)

Charlie Ergen is poised to get into the wireless phone biz as part of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger getting the regulatory green light. Ergen’s Dish Network entered into a $5 bi... More

Apple Lost the 5G Battle, But Paid Intel $1B to Win the War (CNBC)

Apple may have lost the 5G battle to Qualcomm, but it’s now in a position to win the war. Apple said that it will buy Intel’s smartphone modem business, which includes several ... More

Heed These Seven Tips When Licensing Your Content (Veritone Blog)

As a content owner or rights holder, creating and distributing content isn’t your only concern. It’s equally important to make sure your content is stored and curated properly ... More

Twitter Debuts LiveCut Publishing Tool (TVB Europe)

Twitter has launched a new tool as part of its Media Studio that is designed to make it easier to create video clips from live streams on the social media site.... More

Mobile Data Monetization Remains Strong Among U.S. Mobile Operators (Verdict)

The U.S. mobile market has been experiencing a rapid acceleration in data consumption due to the increasing demand for video and multimedia as well as operators’ commercial empha... More

Apple Reportedly Plans to Fund Original Podcasts (Variety)

Apple has plans to open its checkbooks for podcasts that would be exclusive to its podcasting apps, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The investments would help the company defend its ma... More

Quibi Partners With NBC News To Launch Two Daily News Shows Aimed At Millenials (Deadline)

Quibi is to launch two daily news shows aimed at millennials after striking a deal with NBC News. The broadcaster’s news operations becomes the first producer to partner with Jef... More

NBA Delivers 5G Smartphone Live Game Broadcast (SportsPro)

The National Basketball Association has used its annual Summer League to test a world-first alternative broadcast provided entirely by smartphone cameras using 5G mobile technology... More