Apple’s TV debut kicks off


Apple’s original TV content, a series called “Planet of the Apps” kicked off and can be watched online via iTunes.

Celebrity judges Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Gary Vaynerchuk get to choose, during a 50-minute show, entrepreneurs’ apps.

App makers have 60 seconds to pitch their idea in front of the judges on a slow-moving escalator. Judges then have to vote whether they want to hear more, after which they can vote whether they would like to mentor the company for a chance to gain funding at the end of the show or not.

In the first episode an Air Force vet pitched an augmented reality app, two college friends went with a public safety app idea while an entrepreneur presented a 3D model of the entire world.

The first series is set to be 10 episodes long and new episodes will be released every Tuesday.


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