Ex-Netflix exec thinks Apple TV+ will have no problem competing

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Tim Cook talks up the potential of Apple TV+ to change the world.
Former Hulu and Netflix executive thinks Apple TV+ is making all the right moves.
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A former Netflix and Hulu executive thinks that Apple TV+ has a good shot at holding its own against its streaming TV rivals.

Despite the increasingly crowded streaming landscape, Simon Gallagher said that Apple is making all the right moves for success.

Bill Gates reveals what he envied most about Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, rivals and friends.
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Tim Cook isn’t the only tech icon with something big coming out on September 20.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the subject of a new Netflix documentary series that premieres on iPhone 11 launch day. Inside Bill’s Brain connects chapters of Gates’ personal life with his philanthropic work. Gates does more than other tech luminaries to make the world a better place. Still, he says there’s one skill Steve Jobs possessed that would prove immensely helpful for his current work.

Apple TV+’s $5 pricing lays the smackdown on Netflix and Disney [Opinion]

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Apple fires a $4.99 shot across the bow of rival streaming companies.
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It’s rare that the take-home message from an Apple keynote is, “Wow, that’s far more affordable than I expected.” But that’s exactly the reaction Apple prompted when it revealed the $5-a-month price tag for its new Apple TV+ streaming service.

In one fell swoop, Apple just threw down the gauntlet to its streaming rivals. Your move, Netflix!

Disney reveals $13 bundle with ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+

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Disney+ launches in November.
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Apple TV+ and Netflix are about to get some serious competition from Disney’s upcoming streaming bundle that will combine three services into one.

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed to investors during the company’s third-quarter earnings call today that customers will be able to get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99, the same price as Netflix.

Netflix’s new $3 streaming plan probably won’t work for you

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When it comes to streaming video, Apple is the underdog against Netflix.
The cheapest Netflix subscription in the world is only for India’s 1.3 billion residents.
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A Netflix subscription that costs less than $3 a month sounds like a dream come true, but there are some caveats. Video can only be streamed to a single iPhone, iPad or other mobile device, and that device has to be in India.

This super-low tier was created to appeal to the huge potential market in that country.

Stranger Things x Fortnite crossover skins leak out early

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Yes, you can play as a Demogorgon.
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Stranger Things season three is finally here, and according to early impressions, it might just be the best one yet. It’s also going to mean big things for Fortnite Battle Royale fans.

The hit Netflix show has already started making its mark inside the game, with portals to the Upside Down recently appearing in Mega Mall. And now we’ve got our first glimpse at new Stranger Things skins.

Netflix confirms new Stranger Things game, Fortnite crossover

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We have a lot of Stranger Things to look forward to.
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Netflix has confirmed plans to bring a new Stranger Things game to mobile.

Unlike its previous title, this one will be a location-based puzzle RPG that will take fans into the real world much like Pokémon Go. But you’ll have to wait until 2020 to get your hands on it.

In the meantime, fans can look forward to the first Stranger Things x Fortnite crossover.

Obamas score podcasting deal with Spotify

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Maybe the coolest, most tech savvy president ever.
Maybe the coolest, most tech savvy president ever.
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The Obamas are heading to Spotify.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have scored a deal with Apple’s biggest rival in the music streaming business to create a series of exclusive podcasts.

AT&T’s rival for Apple TV+ might cost just $17 per month

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AT&T's WatchTV combines streaming TV channels with unlimited data.
AT&T has a war chest of great content.
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AT&T’s upcoming video streaming service is taking different shape after the company reportedly abandoned plans to create a three-tiered service.

The service allegedly has a launch date slated for later this year and will compete directly with Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+ and others. Instead of selling HBO, Cinemax and the Warner Bros. TV and movie library separately, AT&T’s will package them altogether. And the price point could be the best feature.