Feeling blue today? Maybe it’s for a very good reason. Here’s our daily look at the world of technology for this Wednesday.
Top news stories
Time Warner joins Hulu
Hulu is getting some help as it gets closer to launching a live-streaming video service. Time Warner has bought a 10 percent in the company, according to Variety.
Time Warner joins existing Hulu owners Disney, 21st Century Fox, and Comcast.
As part of the investment, Turner will bring its cable networks to Hulu’s new service, which is expected to launch in 2017. These include TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Boomerang, and Turner Classic Movies.
Hulu, with the cash infusion and Time Warner’s strategic backing, now has additional firepower to challenge subscription VOD leader Netflix in acquiring original shows, cutting licensing deals and expanding its service.
Apple considered buying Time Warner in 2016, according to The New York Post.
A blue “iPhone 7” after all?
There’s no way to confirm this news, although it’s worth noting that China Unicom is an official iPhone carrier. If the image to the left is correct, it suggests that Apple has chosen a hue that is much lighter than originally thought.
The next iPhones are likely to be announced early next month.
Bad reviews for Samsung’s latest handset
On Tuesday, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 7. The early reviews aren’t exactly stellar.
The Galaxy Note 7 launches on Aug. 19.
On this day
Today, Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day.
Hackers unite! DEF CON begins on Thursday, Aug. 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rewind: On this day in 1958, the Nautilus, a nuclear-powered submarine because the first such vessel to cross the North Pole under water.
We’ve looked around the web and found these other stories worth considering:
- Where does the Apple TV go next?, Macworld
- Apple begins rollout of Apple Music services in Israel, AppleInsider
- Here’s Why Apple Isn’t Doomed, Time
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