Amazon said Thursday that YouTube will appear on Amazon’s Fire TV devices and smart TVs in the coming months, but did not give an exact date.
At first blush, this seems like an injudicious omission by Apple. There’s a lot riding on the company’s new services, and its video subscription in particular. On closer inspection, though, Apple is making a calculated bet that it doesn’t need those Android phone users — or has other ways of reaching them that don’t require cozying up to arch rival Google.
Google and the McClatchy publishing company said Tuesday they will launch digital-only newsrooms to provide information to three U.S. communities that are currently news “deserts.”
Rupert Murdoch’s Australian media company is calling for the breakup of Google, saying the U.S. tech company wields too much power over news outlets and online advertisers.
Google’s massive footprint is only getting bigger in 2019. CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post on Wednesday that the company is building new data centers and offices and expanding several key locations across the U.S., spending $13 billion this year.
Critics are targeting Facebook and Google after a week of high-profile layoffs in the media industry, pointing to their dominance over internet ads as the reason news outlets are struggling. In all, about 1,000 media jobs were cut in the past week.