Will Apple Buy Netflix? Citi Analysts Put Odds At 40%

Analysts for Citigroup wrote in a research note they believe there’s a 40% chance Apple will buy Netflix with the money it repatriates following the passage of corporate tax reform.

Apple could potentially repatriate hundreds of billions of dollars, giving it plenty of wiggle room for a major acquisition like Netflix.

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Apple Allows Publishers To Sell Subs Inside News App

In the latest progress-with-caveats, Apple is allowing publishers to sell digital subscriptions from inside the Apple News app, giving them access to a much larger potential subscriber base. But that’s hedged around, as always, by constraints intended to maintain consumer privacy — and Apple’s control over access to them

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Apple Brings Subscription Content To News App

Apple is preparing to bring content from subscription publications to its News app, allowing subscribers to access paid content directly through the news service. That means they won’t have to visit the publisher’s app or Web site, according to Reuters

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Some ad blocking apps removed by Apple

Adblocking on the company’s iPhone and iPad was enabled within Safari by Apple’s content blocking system – a way for third-party apps to filter what is downloaded and displayed in the mobile browser.Apple’s content-blocking system enables removal of content within mobile Safari only, not within third-party or other Apple apps

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Apple will put smart news on every iPhone

Apple is set to include a new smart news app with every copy of its latest iOS software, the firm said today. It will allow reader to choose the topics and newspapers and magazines they are most interested it, and then be shown the most relevant stores

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Amazon launches Kindle textbook tool to compete with iBooks Author

We often think of digital textbooks as being read on iPads, and Apple rolled out iBooks Author, which lets users create textbooks and other interactive ebooks, in 2012. But Amazon, not surprisingly, wants in on the self-published textbook action, and on Thursday launched Kindle Textbook Creator, a beta tool that lets users convert graphics-heavy PDFs […]

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US regulator plan could unlock internet TV

In the US online video services would be guaranteed access to the most popular television shows under new rules proposed by the head of the US communications watchdog which risk undermining the business models of cable companies and broadcasters. And perhaps the UK next! For the full story read FT.Com

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