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Apple's virtual special event "Time Flies" announced for Sep 15
Apple's virtual special event "Time Flies" announced for Sep 15
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Apple has officially announced its virtual special event "Time Flies" for September 15 at 10 am PT. Members of the press have been invited to join remotely and a live stream placeholder is available on YouTube.

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#appleevent hashtag appears on Twitter ahead of rumoured Apple event
#appleevent hashtag appears on Twitter ahead of rumoured Apple event
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The hashtag #appleevent, including a custom emoji in the form of the Apple logo, has appeared on Twitter after rumours of a possible announcement from the company this week.

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The New York Times ends partnership with Apple News
The New York Times Building at 620 Eighth Avenue, NYC
The New York Times Building at 620 Eighth Avenue, NYC Credit: unsplash.com/Stéphan Valentin

The New York Times has ended its partnership with Apple News and has stopped distributing articles in the Apple News App.

The biggest factors behind the decision are that "Apple had given it little in the way of direct relationships with readers and little control over the business," and The Times is seeking to "drive readers directly to its own website and mobile app so that it could 'fund quality journalism'."

"Core to a healthy model between The Times and the platforms is a direct path for sending those readers back into our environments, where we control the presentation of our report, the relationships with our readers and the nature of our business rules," so Meredith Kopit Levien, chief operating officer. "Our relationship with Apple News does not fit within these parameters."