Apple today announced that television executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg will be joining the company to help craft its new slate of original video programming. The two will lead Apple’s video programming efforts on a worldwide scale and report to senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue.
Image via Variety Erlicht and Van Amburg are joining Apple from Sony Pictures Television, where they were presidents of the company since 2005 and helped produce shows like AMC’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Netflix’s The Crown, Amazon’s Sneaky Pete, and more.
Erlicht said that he and Van Amburg will attempt to [...]
Google has hired veteran chip architect Manu Gulati, who worked at Apple for the past eight years, according to Variety.
Gulati is now a Lead SOC Architect at Google, where he began in May, according to his recently updated LinkedIn profile.
Gulati was „instrumental“ to the company’s efforts to build custom chips for the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV, according to the report.
Apple’s custom silicon ranges from the single-core A4 chip in the original iPad and iPhone 4 to the six-core A10X Fusion chip in the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
At Google, his expertise is expected to help the Mountain View company design custom [...]
Last week at WWDC, Apple announced a new feature coming to Apple Pay that will let iOS users pay one another directly within Messages, placing the funds in a new „Apple Pay Cash“ card that can then be transferred to a bank account or spent anywhere Apple Pay is supported. In addition to current competitors in the peer-to-peer payments space, including Venmo and Square Cash, a coalition of five U.S. banks are this week launching support for a new P2P payments service that promises speedier fund deposits, and support coming from more banks in the future.
The service is called „Zelle,“ and it will be rolled into the apps and websites of the banks [...]
Fox Networks Group this week announced that Fox Now, its main app for streaming shows like Empire and Prison Break, has gained additional content from the company’s other networks, including FX, FXX, and National Geographic (via Variety). The update arrives first on iOS and tvOS and will continue to roll out on other devices throughout the year.
In total, around 500 hours of TV shows will now be available on Fox Now, which also includes a live TV feature and access to popular films. Users will have to provide a log-in for a paid TV provider in order to gain access to the four channels‘ content within the app. On Apple TV, Fox Now does support Single Sign-On, [...]