Will Apple unveil a new music service or iOS 7? Just don't expect a new iPhone or iPad to debut.
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The debut of Apple's long-rumored music-streaming service may be the WWDC's big reveal. The New York Timesreports that Apple is trying to finalize licensing deals with major music labels in time for a WWDC announcement. Apple reportedly: signed a deal over the first weekend in June with Warner Music Group for its recorded music and publishing rights, has inked a partial deal with Universal Music Group, and is still in talks with Sony's separate music and publishing arms. With the growing popularity of music-streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify and the just-announced Google Play Music All Access, an Internet radio service is crucial to Apple's long-term music strategy.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?