Apple has acquired San Francisco-based music analytics startup Asaii, according to unnamed sources cited by Axios. The deal, which has not been confirmed by Apple, was reportedly worth less than $100 million.
Asaii built tools that allowed music labels to discover, track, and manage artists using machine learning. The platform pulled data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and streaming music services such as Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud, to find hidden talent.
Asaii offered two products specifically: a music management dashboard for A&R representatives to quickly scout and manage talent, and an API for music [...]
Apple Music has now surpassed Spotify’s subscriber count in the United States, according to an industry source who spoke to Digital Music News.
The anonymous source, said to be a major U.S.-based distributor, is said to have shared a report with the website detailing the subscriber tallies of several streaming music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM.
Among primarily on-demand music streaming services, the report says both Apple Music and Spotify have more than 20 million subscribers in the U.S., with Apple now „a hair ahead“ with „20 million plus“ members. The exact figure was reportedly withheld on [...]
Microsoft may be working to bring its Windows-based Movies & TV app to iOS devices, according to Windows Central.
The app lets users browse and play movies and TV shows purchased from Microsoft’s Store, but it’s only available on Windows 10, Xbox, and Windows 10 Mobile, and Microsoft is apparently eager to bring it over to rival platforms to give consumers more of a reason to buy from its catalog of video content.
While most people have moved over to streaming content via services like Netflix, there is still a whole lot of content that isn’t immediately, or ever, available to stream. Lots of people buy digital movies and TV content, and [...]
Apple has informed Intel that it will not use the chipmaker’s 5G mobile modem in its 2020 iPhones, according to a new report.
Israeli website CTech by Calcalist reported on Wednesday that it had reviewed internal communications from Intel and spoken to „people familiar with the matter“, leading it to conclude that Intel will not provide the 5G modems for Apple’s 2020 mobile devices.
Apple has notified Intel it will not use a mobile modem developed by the chipmaker in its next-generation mobile device, Intel executives said in the communications. Further development of the modem component internally called „Sunny Peak“ is [...]