Buzzing: Apple 'in talks to acquire Tidal'

Apple 'in talks to acquire Tidal'

Apple is reportedly in talks to purchase Jay Z's streaming music platform Tidal. The acquisition would neutralise one of Apple Music's biggest competitors and is likely to hand the tech giant Tidal's impressive trove, expanding Apple's footprint in the music streaming space. Ongoing talks about the potential deal were first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Jane Birkin cancels Shanghai concert

British actress and singer Jane Birkin has cancelled a planned concert in Shanghai on Saturday after failing to obtain a Chinese visa, her entourage said. China "gave no explanation", said an associate, who noted that Birkin is a member of Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights.

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra was to have accompanied Birkin at the concert, part of her tour to mark 25 years since the death of iconic French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, who was her former lover.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe