Amidst Amazon’s refusal to sell books from Hachette Book Group, Apple is seizing the opportunity to make sure you know that they have absolutely no problem putting those titles in your hands. Found on the front page of the “Books” section in iTunes, you’ll see that many of Hachette’s titles are listed under the “Popular Pre-Orders” section.
Apple’s iTunes Radio saw an uptick in adoption shortly after launch, but the service has failed to garner significant interest among consumers who listen for a short time, but don’t buy the music they hear. As a result, Apple may overhaul its iTunes music store for the first time in more than decade, claims a report in Billboard.
If you didn’t watch Ashton Kutcher’s portrayal of Steve Jobs in independent film, Jobs, now is your chance if you are a Netfix subscriber. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the film is available to stream to iOS and Mac users for those who $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming. The title appeared briefly yesterday on the streaming service and was quickly pulled by Netflix due to issues with the subtitles, reports 9to5Mac.
Apple reportedly is looking to boost its lagging music sales by adding an on-demand streaming radio service that would compete with Spotify, Rdio and Beats Audio. The company is allegedly talking to senior music label executives about this endeavor, reports Billboard, which cites as its source three people familiar with the talks.