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The Latest: Oprah joins Apple streaming service with 2 docs

Mar. 25, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple's streaming TV event (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Apple has saved its biggest star for last. Oprah Winfrey took the stage to give a few details on her plans for Apple's newly unveiled streaming service. Winfrey says she has two documentaries in the works for...

Apple announces its long-awaited streaming TV service

Mar. 25, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. Apple is making the announcements at its Cupertino, California, headquarters, in a Monday event studded with...

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Mar. 20, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney...

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Mar. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John...

Millennial Money: How to stem 'subscription creep'

Mar. 19, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly. Not that all subscriptions are bad. You might be happy to pay a monthly fee to work out at the gym or type in Microsoft...

Sorry, Netflix, rural area still likes this DVD rental chain

Mar. 16, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the edge of a vast national forest, in one of Pennsylvania's most rural counties, Joe Carlton was browsing for laughs on a Friday night. The smell of buttered popcorn and candy lingered in the aisles while he scanned through movie titles. Carlton, 35, picked up Spaceballs, National...

Netflix will cut 'Bird Box' footage months after outcry

Mar. 15, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will remove footage of a real fiery train disaster from its hit post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" months after the streaming giant was criticized for exploiting a tragedy. The stock footage was taken from a 2013 crash in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when a train carrying...

iPhone sales are falling, and Apple's app fees might be next

Mar. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Last year, every time someone paid $11 for Netflix through an iPhone app, Apple pocketed as much as $3.30. Multiply that by every charge made through iPhone apps and you can see why Netflix and other companies are fed up about what they consider Apple's unfair market power. Late last...

From closets to cooktops, tech aims to bring efficiency home

Mar. 5, 2019 8:49 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won't let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough water to fill the coffee maker. Wherever one looked at the annual Design and Construction Week, there was a new way to make our lives more efficient. "We can make appliances work...

AT&T shakes up WarnerMedia to emphasize streaming

Mar. 4, 2019 2:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that AT&T's $81 billion takeover of Time Warner is a done deal , the company is reorganizing its TV and movie businesses to emphasize streaming rather than cable TV networks. AT&T is bringing in a new executive as longtime HBO and Turner chiefs leave. It's also consolidating...