Sirius XM will invest $480 million in music service Pandora for a 19 percent stake of the company as it tries to broaden its reach on mobile devices. Pandora also sold off its Ticketfly business to EventBrite for $200 million.
Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, and even Microsoft stocks fell more than three percent, due to a valuation air pocket and rumors that the iPhone 8 won't be as fast as it needs to be.
Virtual tip jars are getting the official green light from Apple now that it has added the new revenue stream to its app store policy. This also means that Apple will be taking a cut of 30 percent in the process.
We also talk to Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica about the week in gaming and nerd culture, and Ellen Huet talks about robots, kushners, and why Pinterest can't keep up with Instagram. Plus, we show you a new world of really bad UI.
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- Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators
- Microsoft’s Looking to Move Cortana in Windows 10, New Conversation UI
- Cortana can now do price comparisons when you’re shopping online
- Genesis Flashback does what NES Classic don't.
- AtGames launches Atari, Sega Genesis, and Sega portable retro game consoles
- Strong Arms: Brutally hard game feels more like the Nintendo I used to know
- Sonic Mania is already so good, I’d buy its incomplete version as-is
- Don’t change your plans to not see The Mummy
- SoftBank Agrees to Buy Robot Maker Boston Dynamics From Google Parent Alphabet
- Startup’s Ties to Kushners Came With Benefits, Until It Got Complicated
- Pinterest Raises $150 Million at 2015 Share Price
- Redditors design worst volume sliders possible