Amazon has officially become the world’s second trillion dollar publicly traded U.S. company, in terms of market cap, which is simply the company’s number of outstanding shares multiplied by its stock price.
Amazon shares briefly crossed the $2,050.27 mark in intraday trading today, giving the online retail giant a market cap of slightly over $1,000,000,000,000, based on its latest total of 487,741,189 outstanding shares. The milestone was fueled by a roughly one percent increase in Amazon’s stock price today.
Apple beat Amazon in the race to a trillion dollar valuation when its stock price crossed $207.05 on August 2. After those [...]
Brian Bumbery, a publicist who has worked with with Metallica, Green Day, Madonna, and Chris Cornell, has joined Apple, reports Variety. Bumbery ran his own press firm, BB Gun Press, before deciding to join Apple as a Director of Apple Music Publicity.
Bumbery’s hiring comes as Jimmy Iovine, a key Apple Music executive, has completed his transition into a consulting role. Rumors suggested in March that Iovine would step back from daily involvement in Apple Music starting in August to spend more time with his family.
Apple Music’s new global head of music is Oliver Schusser, who was appointed to the position in April and reports directly to Eddy Cue. [...]
Microsoft today announced that it is joining Disney’s expanded Movies Anywhere service, allowing customers who purchase films on Xbox and Windows 10 to link their content to Movies Anywhere (via The Verge). Thanks to the new addition, this means that any supported movie you purchase through Microsoft Movies & TV will now also be available on other linked Movies Anywhere accounts, including iTunes.
Digital retailers supporting the service now include iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, VUDU, Google Play, FandangoNOW, and Microsoft Movies & TV. Movies Anywhere supports films from Disney, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros., meaning that most of [...]
Apple’s upcoming futuristic drama series „See“ gained a new cast member today, with actress Alfre Woodard signing on to play Paris, an advisor and a priestess, reports Variety.
Woodard has starred in movies that include „12 Years a Slave,“ „Annabelle,“ and „Captain America: Civil War,“ and she has had roles in several TV shows, such as „Luke Cage,“ „Desperate Housewives,“ and „State of Affairs.“
Alfre Woodard in „Luke Cage“ Casting for „See“ began earlier this month with Jason Momoa set to play the lead role of Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader, and [...]