Apple Unveils iPhone 13; Hires AT&T, HBO Max Strategy Exec; Genius Sold for $80 Million

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September 16, 2021

Apple Unveils iPhone 13: Up to 1 Terabyte of Storage, 'Cinematic Mode' and Enhanced Camera System

Apple officially revealed the iPhone 13 at its California Streaming virtual event and made a series of other product announcements.

Read More Hires Xavier Kochhar, Former AT&T and HBO Max Exec, as First COO and CFO (EXCLUSIVE)

Kids and family media company hired Xavier Kochhar, previously an exec with AT&T and HBO Max, to be its first COO and CFO.

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Genius Acquired for $80 Million by MediaLab, Which Is Making Layoffs at Music Lyrics Company

Genius Media, the lyrics-database company founded as Rap Genius, has been acquired by holding company MediaLab for $80 million.

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Media Veteran Sean Atkins Joins Jellysmack as President

Jellysmack, a company that optimizes the distribution of digital creator content, has tapped Sean Atkins as president.

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Data: Olympics Provided Short-Lived Bump for Peacock

New VIP+ Analysis: The boost that Peacock's mobile app got from the Olympics ended in late July, data from Apptopia suggests.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg's Quibi Settles Legal Spat With Eko, Transfers Mobile-Video Tech to Eko

Eko and Quibi settled their legal claims against each other, and Quibi's successor company will transfer the Turnstyle IP and tech to Eko.

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Judge Orders Apple to Let App Developers Direct Users to Other Payment Systems, Epic Games to Appeal Ruling in Case

A federal judge barred Apple from preventing developers from including third-party in-app payment systems in their iOS apps.

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Yahoo Names Jim Lanzone, Ex-Tinder and CBS Interactive Boss, as CEO

Yahoo, less than two weeks after officially separating from Verizon, announced digital media veteran Jim Lanzone as its new CEO.

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Activision Blizzard Hires Disney's Julie Hodges as HR Chief in Wake of Sex Harassment Scandal

Activision Blizzard has hired Julie Hodges, a 32-year Disney veteran, as chief people officer, replacing former HR chief Claudine Naughton.

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Choose What Interactive Video Will Be: Boom or Bust?

New VIP+ Analysis: Interactive titles will stay key to a player like Netflix because they help inform the streamer's video game strategy.

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'Sunday Ticket' Bidding War Pits Tech Giants Against Disney

New VIP+ Analysis: The NFL season may have just begun, but the battle for rights to the league's out-of-market games is intensifying fast.



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