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Apple Pay: 5% global!

„Apple Pay is on pace to account for 10% of all global card transactions – Apple Pay accounts for about 5% of global card transactions and is on pace to handle 1-in-10 such payments by 2025, according to recent trend data compiled by Bernstein, a research firm. ‚There are indeed plenty of reasons to worry that Apple may attempt to disrupt the payments ecosystem,‘ Bernstein analysts, led by Harshita Rawat, wrote in a research note. … Apple CEO Tim Cook is aiming to give the wallet an extra boost by linking it to cash backs through the company’s credit card. … For now, PayPal has a commanding lead in the world of online checkouts, and also benefits from network effects that have been building up since the turn of the century. But Apple and PayPal could end up competing for the same turf in the coming years.“

Quartz

IBM will Slack für Teams

„IBM picks Slack over Microsoft Teams for its 350,000 employees – In what can only be seen as a big win for Slack over rival Microsoft Teams, the report reveals that IBM has been experimenting with Slack and is now rolling it out to all employees. … IBM’s decision comes just weeks after Microsoft has started a TV ad push for Teams. Microsoft has successfully chased and overtaken Slack during the past year, leading to Teams being used actively by 20 million people daily compared to Slack’s 12 million.“

The Verge

Google Health wird Unit

„Google Health, the company’s newest product area, has ballooned to more than 500 employees – Google’s health care projects, which were once scattered across the company, are now starting to come together under one team now working out of the Palo Alto offices formerly occupied by Nest, Google’s smart home group, according to several current and former employees. … Google and its parent company, Alphabet, are counting on new businesses as growth slows in its core digital advertising business. … Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a number of health-related ‚Other Bet‘ businesses that will remain independent from Google Health, including Verily, the life sciences group, and Calico, which is focused on aging.“

CNBC

Spotify kauft The Ringer

„Spotify Is Paying Up to $196 Million in Cash to Acquire Bill Simmons’ The Ringer – Spotify is acquiring The Ringer, founded by ESPN alum Simmons in 2016, as part of bulking up its portfolio of podcasts. The Ringer produces more than 30 podcasts from Simmons and the startup’s staffers as well as personalities including David Chang and Larry Wilmore. … Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said on the company’s Feb. 5 earnings call: ‚The trend that we’re investing in is that radio is moving online.‘ … Apparently referencing Simmons‘ ESPN background, Ek added, ‚What we really did with The Ringer, I think, is we bought the next ESPN.‘ … In 2019, Spotify acquired three podcast companies – Gimlet Media, Anchor and Parcast – paying some $393 million for them, with additional payment incentives over four years contingent on employment, according to regulatory filings.

LSR: 3 Wörter, 128×128 Pixel

„Leistungsschutzrecht: Verleger wollen maximal drei Wörter lizenzfrei zulassen – Im Streit über ein neues Leistungsschutzrecht prallen Verlegerbände sowie Google und Facebook frontal aufeinander. Schon bei Überschriften gibt es Knatsch. … Google [begrüßt], dass das Justizressort ‚beispielhaft auch Vorschaubilder und andere audiovisuelle Inhalte in bestimmtem Umfang von den Verbotsrechten der Presseverleger ausnimmt‘. Die Auflösung zulässiger Vorschaubilder auf 128 mal 128 Pixel zu reduzieren, entspreche aber ‚dem Stand der Computertechnik vor Jahrzehnten‘. … Der Entwurf enthalte zudem keine klarstellende Regel, wonach in Presseveröffentlichungen enthaltene ‚reine Fakten‘ nicht vom Leistungsschutzrecht erfasst seien, merkt Google an. Dabei habe der EU-Gesetzgeber verhindern wollen, dass ein einzelner Verleger bestimmte Tatsachen als erster aufgreife und sie monopolisiere. … Dass beim Justizministerium binnen weniger Tage bislang insgesamt über 80 Stellungnahmen zu einem Gesetzentwurf in einem sehr frühen Stadium eingegangen sind, zeugt erneut vom hohen Polarisierungsgehalt von Fragen rund ums Urheberrecht und den damit verknüpften Einnahmemöglichkeiten. Schon ein erster Schwung an Eingaben machte deutlich, dass das Ressort sich mit dem Vorhaben zwischen alle Stühle gesetzt hat.“

Heise

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