Developers start receiving new Apple TV development kits
Developers have started to receive their new Apple TV development kits, and have posted images of the devices online. AppleInsider spotted developer's Caleb Thorson's photo of the Apple TV development kit on Twitter, though it has now been removed, with the image of the box showing the phrase "As (not yet) seen on TV" on one side. Units of the developer edition of the set-top box were distributed via a lottery, with successful applicants able to buy the new Apple TV for $1.
Google Play Music All Access subscribers gain YouTube Music Key access
Google has rolled out its YouTube Music Key service to existing Google Play Music All Access subscribers. While the YouTube Music Key launch revealed its users automatically enrolled into the Google Play Music subscription, Google revealed yesterday that Music All Access users were also able to use Music Key as part of their existing subscription. The Google Play Music app has also been updated on Android, providing options to watch the music video with certain tracks.
Outbrain spearphished by Syrian Electronic Army, service still down
Article and website recommendation service Outbrain, used by media outlets like the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, Time, and others has suffered a hacking attack by the Syrian Electronic Army. The company's staff is to blame -- on the evening of August 14, the company was the victim of a "spear phishing" email, asking employees to input login credentials to see the letter from the purported CEO.
Amazon has no role in the sale of the old media company
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has agreed to purchase the Washington Post. The Amazon executive will pay $250 million in cash for the paper and all of the associated publications. Amazon itself isn't involved in the purchase, with Bezos becoming the sole owner when the sale is completed, following regulatory approvals.