The ad wars between the major tech companies continues unabated, and Facebook has made their latest move. Under pressure from publishers dissatisfied by the ad revenue opportunities in their publishing options, Facebook is tweaking Instant Articles to allow publishers to make more money.
Nilay Patel has an incredibly interesting article up on the Verge titled, "Welcome to hell: Apple vs Google vs Facebook and the slow death of the web." While this title may be a tad overdramatic, the implications of Patel's argument are huge for the web, and dire for any kind of small publisher or online content creator without enough leverage to play with the big boys.
So, as you were probably aware, Apple introduced a 'pencil' for its iPad Pro. At $99 dollars the Pencil (according to Apple's page for it) is virtually lag-free, pressure-sensitive to allow it to create lines of different weight, capable of shading and texture, and able to recharge extremely fast.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Apple will be debuting a new version of the Apple TV at their Fall event in September. We break down the latest features and whether this is a win for the technology conglomerate.
At a recent EPIC Champions of Freedom privacy event, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook finger-wagged some of his Silicon Valley neighbors—without mentioning names Facebook and Google —on how they were using their users’ data. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be,” Cook said.
Several big announcements have been made at Apple’s annual conference for software developers in San Francisco. The big one is that Apple is overhauling its music products. Apple is also releasing new versions of its software systems for iPhones, iPads and Macs. As well, and of special interest to marketers, Apple Pay will now include loyalty and rewards programs.