Google Maps this week updated its iOS app with a new „Follow“ feature, letting you keep track of events and news from your favorite local restaurants, bakeries, or bars. You can follow a location by searching for it in Google Maps on iOS, and then tapping „Follow“ under the hours of operation.
After you follow a business, all of their updates then appear in the new „For You“ tab of Google Maps. In this area, you can keep track of all the notable updates and promotions offered by the various companies you follow in the app.
This is a feature that has been on Google Maps for Android since last fall, and is now just rolling out to [...]
Apple Music vice president Oliver Schusser spoke with German blog Macerkopf this week, revealing that European developers have now earned over $25 billion from the App Store since its inception in 2008.
Schusser also noted that customers have downloaded and streamed over 50 billion episodes of 650,000 active shows on Apple Podcasts.
Apple provided MacRumors with Schusser’s full remarks in English:
Our services division which includes the content stores, Apple Pay and iCloud storage is on target to be a $40 billion business annually. In January we announced developer earnings on the App Store have reached $120 billion. Payments to European [...]
Fast Company today published its annual rankings of the 50 most innovative companies in the world, with Apple dropping from 2018’s top spot to 17th place this year.
According to the rankings, the most innovative company for 2019 is Chinese tech firm Meituan Dianping, which „expedites the booking and delivery of services such as food, hotel stays, and movie tickets.“ In 2018, the platform facilitated $33.8 billion transaction for more than 350 million people in 2,800 cities.
Other companies in the top five include Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab, NBA, The Walt Disney Company, and women’s fishing e-commerce service Stitch Fix. [...]
A new report out today by The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the recent shake ups to Apple leadership, and how the changes could be an indicator that the company is transitioning from relying on iPhone sales to prioritizing its services business and other divisions.
Newly appointed executive John Giannandrea also heads Siri development Specifically, the report claims that recent hires, departures, promotions, and restructurings have led to several projects being put on hold while the new managers reassess priorities. This has left many existing Apple employees „rattled“ as they have become unaccustomed to such frequent changes in leadership prior to the [...]