Red’s holographic phone goes to market
AT&T has announced it will be carrying the 5.7 inch holographic device reported by Tech Crunch. The much-anticipated smartphone priced at $1,200 has been pushed back by the manufacturer who promised it will be the most revolutionary device to ever reach the market. In a press release, AT&T said it will launch “later this summer” aligning with Red’s most recent update of an August release.
Royal Wedding to be broadcast in 4K & UHD
Sky has the exclusive rights to the live broadcast of the Royal Wedding which will enable its customers with a 4K TV to see the ceremony with four times as much detail. According to Forbes, Sky has confirmed that the 4K and UHD coverage will also be available for download or on-demand.
Google to launch music streaming service
Launching in five countries including the USA and Mexico, Google-owned YouTube Music offering is set to hit the public on 22 May with both video and audio tracks available. The launch is set to compete with Spotify and Apple Music with the service offering personalised playlists, a catalogue of remixes and music videos exclusive to YouTube reported to the BBC.
Fox investors “open” to terminating Disney deal
The Comcast, 21st Century Fox and Disney saga continues with several of Fox’s investors waiting for Comcast to follow through with its cash offer, according to TVB Europe. Fox’s largest shareholder Rupert Murdoch would face multi-billion dollar capital gains if Fox accepts the all-cash offer, while investors said in a press release they are “open” to terminating the agreement with Disney based on the value of the deal and the tax benfits gained.
Zuckerberg faces EU questioning
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to give evidence to the European Parliament despite his refusal to be questioned by UK MPs. President of the European parliament Antonio Tajani declared that web giants should be held responsible for “blatantly false news and illegal content”, reported The Telegraph. The closed-door meeting is expected to be as soon as next week according to The Guardian.
Telefonica and AWS launch strategic partnership
The collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) will help companies and organisations accelerate their journey to the cloud and boost digital transformation. AWS will be included in the Telefonica announced the cloud offering portfolio aims to innovate and empower customers with access to a combination of cloud services and data connectivity.
BT unveils new smart network
UK telecommunications operator BT has unveiled its new converged multiplay plan to offer its customers the best combination of services across its three consumer brands: BT, EE and Plusnet. The smart network will move beyond 4G to 5G with ultrafast broadband to seamlessly connect its customers, the plan is expected to be completed by 2022, reported Telecoms.
UK sports streaming service $1BN deal
London-based streaming service Dazn has plans to revolutionise the world of sport, adopting the Netflix and Amazon business model in a $1 billion deal offering pay-per-view boxing in the US. The deal sent “shockwaves” through the sports world, according to The Guardian, as Dazn challenges broadcasters HBO and Showtime who previously dominated the top boxing matches charging between $70 to $100 per view.