Tech Top 5: Sky Europe, ApplePay & more.

  • BSkyB says it will acquire at least 69 per cent of Sky Deutschland after the first deadline passed for minority shareholders to take up BSkyB's offer; Sky Europe set to be in place by mid November.
  • ApplePay goes live today in 220,000 stores; only available on latest iPhones and iPads. 
  • Google to rank legal music streaming and download sites higher in its search results but only if they pay; legal services will be listed in box on top right of search page.
  • Snapchat pushes first in app ad to American users of the photo and messaging service; ad was 20 second spot for new Universal horror film 'Ouija'. 
  • Amazon has been accused by prominent New York Times columnist Paul Krugman of abusing its market power; suggested that Amazon squeeze on book publishers was exhibiting monopsony-like behaviour.