Apple admitted that some of its most famous customers’ iPhone accounts were invaded by hackers, as US law enforcement investigates the mass leak of intimate photographs of more than 100 celebrities.
Its central iCloud systems were not breached in the attack, despite claims by the hackers, Apple stressed, averting a wider threat that might have affected all iPhone owners.
Silicon Valley has changed a lot over the past few decades. Back in 1991, storage company Seagate had a poster that showed the biggest companies in the area. A few, like IBM and Apple, are iconic. Many others no longer exist.
Here’s what the bay area looked like before the dotcom era (via Reddit).
Used my Tarot 680Pro Hex to fly around the Apple site and filmed using a GoPro Hero 4 Black in 4k/30 Be sure to change settings to 4k! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Pandora’s relationship with music labels hasn’t exactly been cozy, with more than a few legal disputes over royalties. Today, though, it’s extending an olive branch. The internet radio service has forged a deal with the Merlin rights agency’s 20,000-plus indie labels to help their artists get discovered.
The agreement is big, whether you’re an up-and-coming artist or just want to hear music beyond the big three record companies. Merlin’s labels represent about 10 percent of streaming music worldwide, so you’re likely to notice if you listen to enough tunes. Of course, this isn’t quite a selfless gesture.
On top of the extra attention it draws to Pandora, the pact gives the company a better shot at offering service outside of the US. It has offerings in Australia and New Zealand, but the lack of direct artist connections has made it hard to expand elsewhere. That may prove crucial — Pandora has to compete against international heavyweights like Apple and Spotify in the online radio space, so it might not want to depend on one country for its success.