Apple has accelerated its push into video over the past year as it seeks to double revenue by 2020 from its services business, which includes products such as Apple Music and the App Store. It released the reality shows ‘Planet of the Apps’ in June and ‘Carpool Karaoke’ earlier this month.
Ireland and Apple Inc. are close to a deal to protect the Irish government from any losses that could occur while it holds as much as 15 billion euros ($17.7 billion) of the iPhone maker’s money during a tax fight with European Union regulators, according to two people familiar with the matter.
On Friday three other investors sent a letter to Uber’s board, shareholders and Benchmark, saying the suit was designed to “hold the company hostage” and asked Benchmark to step down from the board. The investors are Sherpa Capital’s Shervin Pishevar, Yucaipa Companies’ Ron Burkle and Maverick’s Adam Leber.
Tesla has completed its first solar roof installations, the company reported Wednesday as part of a second-quarter earnings report. The first solar roof customers are Tesla employees, as it hopes to work out any kinks in the sales and installation process before taking it to a wider public audience.
Uber asked a US judge to order Alphabet’s chief executive officer to submit to another two hours of questioning, after the Google co-founder spent four hours giving testimony last month. Page is considered an “important witness” for Uber’s defense against allegations it stole technology central to the development of autonomous vehicles by Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo.