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Apple Sets Aside '$1 Billion War Chest' for Hollywood Programming

Apple has earmarked $1 billion to acquire and produce original television content over the next year to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The plans could see Apple procure and produce as many as 10 television shows, according to people familiar with the matter, thanks to …

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Apple Adds to Video Team With Hire of Former WGN America Head

Former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss has jointed Apple to help oversee the development of the company’s worldwide video unit, reports Variety. Cherniss will serve under Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives who joined Apple earlier this year to lead Apple’s video programming efforts …

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Facebook Camera adds GIFs, colorful text and the ability to go live

Facebook is beefing up its Camera functionality with a trio of Snapchat- and Instagram Live-inspired updates. Starting today, iOS and Android users have the ability to go live, create GIFs and share colorful blocks of text directly from the Facebook… Source: Engadget

'Hamilton' app helps you get tickets, take embarrassing selfies

Hamilton: An American Musical is the most popular Broadway production in recent memory, and now it's coming to your phone — beyond the soundtrack (and mixtape) you've had on repeat the last two years. Hamilton: The Official App has just about everyt… Source: Engadget

Apple Urged to Implement Feature That Sends an iPhone's Precise Location to Responders in Emergencies

EENA, short for the European Emergency Number Association, has called on Apple to integrate a solution called Advanced Mobile Location into iOS to improve the safety of iPhone users in emergency situations. Advanced Mobile Location recognizes when an emergency call is made and, if not already activated, activates a smartphone’s GPS or Wi-Fi to collect …

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