--Apple Inc. (AAPL) is increasing its investment in podcasts which would be exclusive to its service, Bloomberg reports Tuesday, citing "people familiar with the matter."

--Apple has been negotiating to acquire exclusive rights to podcasts from media companies, the report said.

--An Apple representative declined to comment, the report said.

 

Full story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-16/apple-plans-to-bankroll-original-podcasts-to-fend-off-rivals?srnd=premium

 

--Write to Stephen Nakrosis at stephen.nakrosis@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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