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Mobile Minutes: Walmart’s in-store pickup; Flipboard struggles; YouTube Red for music; Apple disputes antitrust decision

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October 30, 2015

 

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 4.48.33 PMWalmart bets on in-store pickup in holiday duel with Amazon
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s e-commerce site won’t be offering free unlimited shipping this holiday season — eschewing a tactic that many U.S. shoppers seek out — as it focuses instead on getting online customers to pick up items at stores.
Read more on Bloomberg

Flipboard, once-hot news reader app, flounders amid competition
Flipboard, once hailed as the best iPad app by Apple Inc., now is fighting for survival in a sea of competition that includes Apple itself. In recent weeks, the news reader app’s co-founder, Evan Doll, and its chief technology officer, Eric Feng, have left, adding to the talent drain in the past year that includes the heads of finance, product and revenue.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

YouTube Red a winner for killer music
You’ve heard a lot of talk about music subscription services from Apple,Spotify and others recently. I’ve spent the last few hours grooving to music to the new one from an unlikely place.
Read more on USA Today

Apple asks US Supreme Court to toss e-books antitrust decision
Apple Inc has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court decision that found the iPad maker conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices.
Read more on Reuters

 

 

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