2017-08-19

Tech Review: Apple $AAPL Invests $1 Billion for Digital Video Content

Tech Review (TR 2017-08-19)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:
Features • 1) Apple $AAPL Invests $1 Billion for Digital Video Content, 2) Amazon Instant Pickup, 3) Apple iPhone, 4) Amazon UK Expands, 5) Google's Intolerance, 6) Free Speech & Internet Freedom, 7) ICYMI Tech News.

1) Apple $AAPL Invests $1 Billion for Original Digital Video Content 

Apple $AAPL will invest $1 billion for original digital video programming. How does the tech giant’s budget stack up to its competitors like Netflix $NFLX, HBO, Hulu, and Amazon $AMZN? Video above published Aug 16, 2017, by FoxBusiness.com.

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2)  Amazon Instant Pickup (domain: amazon.com/InstantPickup)--"Amazon today introduced Instant Pickup, a free service offering Prime and Prime Student members a curated selection of daily essentials available for pickup in two minutes or less at five of Amazon’s fully staffed pickup locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Berkeley, Calif., Columbus, Ohio, and College Park, Md. Items available with Instant Pickup include snacks, drinks and electronics, as well as some of Amazon’s most popular devices."--Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Press Release 15 Aug, 2017.

3)  Apple iPhone: Nobody wants to buy a $1,000 iPhone, Barclays says | cnbc.com"Only 11 percent of Barclays survey respondents are interested in an iPhone that costs more than $1,000 ..."

4)  Amazon continues UK expansion with new distribution centre in Bristol | Reuters.com. Amazon's investments in the UK tripled last year to over 400 million pounds ($513.96 million). Amazon has said it intends to directly hire an additional 1,000 permanent workers at its new Bristol centre.

5) Google's Intolerance for Ideologically Non-conforming Free Speech: Comments on The e-mail Larry Page should have written to James Damore | The Economist.com: Comment by u39b: ".... The intolerance motion does not feature anywhere in this Economist rebuttal. It is however confirmed by Google's action in immediately firing him." See also: Peaceful March on Google Postponed Due to Alt Left Terrorist Threat | marchongoogle.com.

6) Free Speech & Internet Freedom: When internet intermediaries, e.g., GoDaddy, Google, and CloudFlare, bar neo-Nazis, dangerous precedent for silencing legitimate voices is set — Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression | Electronic Frontier Foundation | eff.org.

7) ICYMI Tech News:

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