We also expect that Apple will announce a news subscription service — and maybe even will kick off the event with it. You can think of the rumored Apple News service as basically a Netflix for news and magazines. The New York Times recently reported that The Wall Street Journal is on board, but that The New York Times and Washington Post are not. The fact that Apple is rumored to be taking a 50 percent cut likely has something to do with that. The news service is based on Apple’s acquisition of Texture, which had focused on magazines instead of newspapers — so it’s a safe bet magazines will feature heavily in Apple’s take on the service. … [Read more...] about Live blog: Apple’s ‘show time’ TV and news services event
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Under the shrewd eye of music mogul Jimmy Iovine, Beats has demonstrated a remarkable knack for being in the right place at the right time with celebrity deals while the entire world was watching. In 2008, Iovine turned a personal connection with LeBron James and his manager Mav Carter into international publicity when James distributed them to every member of the men’s basketball team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Just this January, Beats managed to inject its brand into a real-life controversy surrounding football star Richard Sherman, garnering priceless attention. One increasingly popular theory is that Apple is entirely after Iovine’s dealmaking prowess: both he and Dr. Dre will reportedly become Apple executives after all is said and done. … [Read more...] about What if Apple bought Beats not for headphones, but wearables?
Food fear is our own invention, and yet one that we have to take seriously if a dinner guest can really end up dead. At my house, we cater to those with specific allergies, but we no longer attend to the preferences. Instead, we explain what's for dinner and if a guest doesn’t like it, tell them to bring their own food. … [Read more...] about Fear of Food: Allergies Grow Deadlier, Fashionable
"Healthcare workers have been working long hours under stressful conditions and often don't have the time to get to the grocery store," explains Ryan Tuohy, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Starship Technologies. "Our contactless robots can help them get what they need and we've grateful to help so many families during this trying time. We're honored that we can do something to make life a little easier, especially for the healthcare workers who have been on the front lines of this pandemic." … [Read more...] about Delivery robots maneuvering to devour food delivery market
As to the unexpected finding of a lowered risk of autoimmune disease after abortion, the researchers conjectured that early loss of a fetus may allow more stem or similarly potent cells to enter the blood of these women, cell types more likely to prove beneficial than ones from later in fetal development. Previous lab work supports this notion, O'Donoghue noted. … [Read more...] about Having a Baby Makes Mom’s Body Turn on Itself