2 Jun 2018

Bits + Bytes: will Apple start making its own shows?

From Bits+Bytes, 12:45 pm on 2 June 2018
Apple (Photo by William Iven on Unsplash)

Photo: (Photo by William Iven on Unsplash)

For years now there's been rumours that Apple would take on Amazon and Netflix by launching its own video streaming service.

Now it's being reported that the software giant has hired a bunch of TV execs and is already commissioning its own content.

Plus, rumours that Apple Music is launching a global publishing arm to sign artists directly.

In other news, influential tech analyst Mary Meeker identifies her top tech trends for 2018.

If her hunches prove correct there could be a lot of investment incoming for the Chinese tech sector.

Finally, we talk about "GDPR fatigue" – a common response to the wave of emails people have been getting recently about updated privacy policies, prompted by changes to European law.