Apple Surpasses Streaming Giant Spotify

“The worlds most famous and popular language is music” – Psy

As of this week, Apple Music has surpassed Spotify’s paid subscriber count in the United States, making it the number one streaming service in the country. According to Digital Music News, Apple music, with a growth rate of 5% and over 20 million U.S. subscribers, is growing faster than Spotify. However, Spotify still holds the reign worldwide with over 70 million subscribers compared to Apples 45 million.

This is a big win for Apple, but it will be hard to get a global win on Spotify. The majority of iPhone users reside in the United States, so it is easier for them to use Apple Music since it is built into iOS. That being said, Spotify has an advantage on Apple due to it’s free streaming feature. Although they have to listen to ads, Spotify has 170 million users with the inclusion of those who stream for free.

(Source: Gear Patrol)

Apple does have an advantage over Spotify in a couple areas. For starters, Apple Music has 10 million more songs than Spotify. Also, being that Apple is such a giant company, it is easier for them to snatch exclusive albums. For example, Dr Dre’s highly anticipated album, Compton, was only available to be streamed on Apple Music upon release. As Apple releases more exclusive content, it will bring more Spotify users over. Also, with Apple’s upcoming video streaming service, there is rumored to be a package that combines both the music and video services, another source of new users.

To better compare the two, rap star Drake released an album on both streaming services. Spotify advertised the album like crazy, placing the rapper into virtually all their playlists. Unfortunately, their efforts did not pay off as Apple Music users streamed his album, Scorpion, 170 million times to Spotify’s 130 million in the first 24 hours of release. So, although Spotify has more subscribers, they seem to be less engaged with the content.

AAPL up past week, beating the DOW by 1%.

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Apple Stock News: Berkshire Hathaway’s $18b stake in Apple…

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For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $136.93 on Monday, February 27, 2017. It had a gain of 0.2% from its previous close of $136.66 per share.

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Apple’s stocks are continuing to rise, with large stakeholders in the company not willing to invest anymore due to its price being so high, its becoming an unattractive investment.

Warren Buffett, revealed that he personally purchased more than $8 billion of Apple shares in January. Berkshire Hathaway had $7 billion of there $122 billion equity portfolio invested in Apple.

With a year of incremental purchases Berkshire is now one of Apple’s top five shareholders, with a stake worth over $18 billion.

Apples shares have had a dramatic rise since January 31, with the share increasing by 12.6%. The stock has been climbing during the last 12 months, up by 41.3%.

Berkshire Hathaway is now in the top 5 shareholders in the company, only slightly behind FMR.

Following the major investment in Apple, the expansion of Mr Buffett’s investment team has allowed the company to diversify their portfolio.

Berkshire acquires most of its value in its large operating businesses, which span across a variety of categories and industries.

The news of an investment from Mr Buffett creates waves in the stock market.

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Apple Stock News: New iOS Update Found to Have Privacy Issues

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On March 21st, Apple held a launch event for the company’s newest products and updates. Included in that presentation was the latest operating system update. Some of the positive changes made to iOS 9.3.1 include fixing of the bug that would cause the iPhone to lock up and drain battery usage, as well as the problems that existed within Apple’s Universal Links.

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Just two weeks after the event, on April 4th, Quartz reported that users may want to wait before updating their phones and iPads to the latest iOS, though. An anonymous iOS tinker discovered that there is a relatively easy, though not necessarily straightforward, a way for people to access the contacts and photos on an iPhone with iOS 9.3.1 without inputting the phone’s password.

The method involves promoting Siri to access Twitter and then adding a Twitter user to the phone’s contact list. By doing this, it is possible to access current contacts as well as the phone’s entire photo library. In order for this to work, the phone must be a new version and have the 3D Touch feature.

Though this is not a breach extending to individual apps or directly to personal information necessarily, it is nonetheless concerning. The irony here, of course, is that Apple is such a crusader of personal data privacy for its customers.

At the launch event in March, CEO Tim Cook started the day by speaking about his dedication to maintaining the privacy of his customers as the FBI continued to press for Apple to aid in the investigation against the terrorist involved in the San Bernadino shooting last December. For months, Apple has been engaged in a battle with the FBI over unlocking the shooter’s phone to examine the information within.

Apple did not respond to requests for comment from either Quartz or the Daily Dot where news of the hack was first published.

Apple Stock News: Apple Inc. Caught Red-Handed

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On August 9th, 2011, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple, Inc. and five of the top book publishers in the United States. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Hagens Berman, the firm that filed the lawsuit, claimed that Apple knowingly colluded with five top book publishers to illegally fix the price of e-books, causing prices to increase as much as 50%.

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It is believed that Apple and the publishers had an agreement that Apple would sell e-books in its app store, allowing publishers to set the price of the book with Apple taking a 30% commission. Since publishers control the book distribution, they would have the power to withhold products from companies like Amazon that set their own prices. The federal antitrust laws that Apple and the publishers allegedly violated included the Sherman Act, the Cartwright Act and the Unfair Competition Act.

In July 2014, it was decided that, pending the Second Circuit Court’s ruling on Apple Inc.’s appeal, the company would be required to pay a settlement of $400 million to consumers. The Second Circuit denied Apple’s appeal in June 2015, and attorneys are now working to bring the settlement to consumers in a speedy and efficient process. They are hopeful that consumers will be compensated for their losses by the fall of 2016.

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Apple Price: Return Of 42.63% Over 2014

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AAPL Stock: 7.74% Return in 14 Days

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Signal: This indicator represents the predicted movement direction/trend; not a percentage or specific target price. The signal strength indicates how much the current price deviates from what the system considers an equilibrium or “fair” price.

Predictability: This value is obtained by calculating the correlation between the current prediction and the actual asset movement for each discrete time period. The algorithm then averages the results of all the prediction points, while giving more weight to recent performance. As the machine keeps learning, the values of P generally increase.

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Forecast Performance:The table on the right compares the actual stock performance with I Know First’s prediction. The column titled “Forecast” shows which direction the algorithm predicted, and the column “% Change” shows the actual stock performance over the indicated time period. The “Accuracy” column shows a “√” if the algorithm correctly predicted the direction of the stock or an “x” if the forecast was incorrect. The I Know First Average is the equal-weights average percent change of the stocks listed below, and the S&P 500 may be included for reference if relevant.

Signal: This indicator represents the predicted movement direction/trend; not a percentage or specific target price. The signal strength indicates how much the current price deviates from what the system considers an equilibrium or “fair” price.

Predictability: This value is obtained by calculating the correlation between the current prediction and the actual asset movement for each discrete time period. The algorithm then averages the results of all the prediction points, while giving more weight to recent performance. As the machine keeps learning, the values of P generally increase.

The Algorithm: The system is a predictive algorithm that is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and incorporating elements of Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms. The system’s predictive analytics are self-updating, and thus live. The algorithm is a powerful resource for any investor conducting black-box trading or algotrading. 

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