1. Will Apple be the Next Netflix?
On Tuesday, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, hinted that the company was working on something big when it comes to TV. He announced that the company is not yet ready to share their project, but the two impressive television executives hired last year have been working for several months on something exciting. Apple, over the past year, has announced the production of original content, including their partnership with Oprah, but has not released where this content will go. It is still uncertain whether the company will move into streaming services rivaling Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, or if the company will take an approach where content can be posted natively by users like Instagram’s new IGTV. Either way, Cook indicates that consumers will not be disappointed with what’s to come.
2. MoviePass or Movie Past?
Is MoviePass’ success in the past? The subscription-based movie ticketing service is raising its prices and limiting new movies in order to stay in business. On Tuesday, the company announced that MoviePass has reduced its costs by 60% with their efforts and will continue to do so. Their plan is to raise the price of the service from $10/month to $15/month in the next 30 days along with limiting the availability of new releases of movies during their first two weeks at the box office. With videos available to consumers at the touch of their fingertips on subscriptions like Netflix and Hulu, who knows what is in store for MoviePass’ future.
3. Amazon Makes Gift Giving Easier!
Christmastime already? Amazon is revolutionizing gift-giving by finally succumbing to the highly requested function of allowing consumers to collectively craft their perfect wish lists. Previously, Amazon users could only view lists sent to them by family and friends, but this new capability will enable anyone with the shared link to edit and build the list together. Amazon’s wedding registry used to be the only place where this sort of action could take place, but the feature will soon appear on all lists once launched. The feature is essentially Google Docs, allowing users with access to add, delete, edit the quantity, and even chat.