• Thursday Lunchtime news

    Ever had one of those days? Yeah I am having one of them today!

    Anyway better late than never, so here is your Thursday news.

    Being a bit late can have its advantages however. For example there were reports around very early this morning that Apple was planning a late February event. 9to5Mac have dug a bit deeper and say, nope not happening. They still think something in March ahead of the Apple Watch launch is more likely.

    Re/code meanwhile report that Apple is talking to TV Programmers about its own Web based TV service. The talks it is said would allow Apple to offer an “over the top” pay TV service. The theory is that Apple would put together bundles of programming — but not the entire TV lineup that pay TV providers generally offer — and sell it directly to consumers, over the Web.

    Also over at 9to5Mac, they report that the Apple is working on launching a completely new paid streaming music service. They think the service will be fully Apple designed yet leverage the Beats technology and music content.

    Is Apple about to take Google on in search? A recent job advertisement has Cult of Mac asking just that question. The position was for an engineering project manager for something called “Apple Search”. The program manager would be required to oversee backend operations for a “search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users.”

    If chips and who makes them is your thing, then you might be interested to know that Re/code is now saying that Samsung will produce the next gen A9 chip for Apple beating out Taiwan Semiconductors Manufacturing Co. The report asserts that the ability of Samsung to shrink the size of the transistors on its chips to 14 nanometers in its manufacturing process was the key.

    If you are really hanging out to see the Steve Jobs biopic, then mark Friday 9 October on your calendar as that is the release date according a report on CNBC.

    Ok so on that note we end the news and we should be back to a normal transmission time tomorrow.

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