Apple reportedly planning to fund creation of exclusive original podcasts

Apple is said to be planning to bankroll the creation of original podcasts from third-parties that it will offer exclusively on its own streaming services, Bloomberg reports. The report says that Apple’s plans to land podcast exclusives will help the company compete with similar offerings from streaming rivals including Spotify and Sticher, both of which […]

Watch how Apollo 11 set the course for Apple’s alternate history space race TV drama

One of the shows coming to Apple’s forthcoming streaming original content video service, Apple TV+, is “For All Mankind,” a series led by showrunner Ronald D. Moore, whose most notable previous credit is creating Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica” remake series. “For All Mankind” is an alternate history fiction series that imagines what happens if the Russians […]

What to expect from tomorrow’s antitrust hearing featuring big tech

Tomorrow, representatives from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will testify before Congress in the second hearing organized as part of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust investigation into the world’s largest technology companies. While the first hearing focused on the ways technology companies busted the traditional news business, this one promises to look at the “impact […]

Daily Crunch: Apple disables Walkie Talkie app

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping The Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch allows […]