Media and Tech Summary: Apple to build R&D hub in Japan

Apple to 'build research and development facility in Japan'

  • Claim made by Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on the campaign trail; no confirmation from Apple. 

Virgin Media won't bid for rights in next year's Premier League auction

  • CEO Tom Mockridge affirmed the Liberty Global owned cable operator's position on football broadcast rights yesterday.  

Netflix have released their ISP speed index for November 2014

  • Company says Virgin Media provides best prime time Netflix streaming in the UK, UPC the best in Ireland and Verizon FIOS in the United States. More from our Data section

Sky's corporate communications manager jumps ship to rival

  • Matt Beake reported to have joined Liberty Global.