Apple joins Alliance for Open Media, will help determine AV1 video

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Date: Monday, January 8th, 2018, 03:44
Category: Google, Intel, News, Software

It never hurts to be on the consortium that’s setting the standard.

Apple has joined the Alliance for Open Media, the technology consortium developing AV1 the new industry standard, high-efficiency video code.

The group includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, Intel, and many others. Apple was quietly added to the website’s homepage today, and is even considered a founding member.

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Spotify hits 70 million subscribers, Apple posts subscriber base of 30 million

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Date: Monday, January 8th, 2018, 03:45
Category: Apple Music, Fun, News

There’s no doubt that streaming works.

In this case, Spotify has just hit the 70 million subscriber mark while Apple Music currently has 30 million subscribers.

Spotify shared its 70 million subscriber milestone on Twitter saying, “Hello 70 million subscribers.”

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