HBO’s former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV+

Posted: Updated:

Here are the latest business and technology headlines courtesy of Cheddar:

Apple TV+ might get new content from a former HBO executive. The tech giant is in talks with Richard Plepler, who worked at HBO for nearly three decades, including as its CEO. Apple TV+ is reportedly hoping a new executive will help the service make a turnaround.

Nike says it will stop selling its merchandise directly on Amazon. It comes two years after Nike struck a deal with Amazon in exchange for stricter rules on policing counterfeiting on the site. Nike will now shift its focus to its direct-to-consumer business – a huge growth engine for the brand.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google might move into banking. The tech giant will reportedly offer checking accounts to customers starting next year. Google is working with Citigroup and the Stanford Credit Union to back the project, codenamed Cache.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."