Today's Above Avalon stories:
- Business Insider Sells in Changing Online Media Landscape
- Apple Music Risk Is Increasing
- Apple Acquires VocalIQ as a Gift for Siri
We kick things off this week by looking at the Business Insider sale to Axel Springer and the broader implications to the online media space. Apple's bet with Apple News is built on two assumptions about online media, one of which appears to be taking place. We then shift over to Apple Music. Jimmy Iovine gave an interview with the LA Times and reading in between the lines, we can reach a few assumptions about how Apple Music is doing. We conclude with news that Apple acquired VocalIQ. Even though Siri has come a long way, Apple is just getting started with the personal assistant.
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