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Topic: Beats

Beats Music comes to Apple TV alongside flat user interface, iOS 8 integrations

09/17/2014, 03:09 pm

Apple iOS devices weren't the only products to receive updates Wednesday, as the company also rolled out new software for the Apple TV that brings a flatter user interface, a new Beats Music app, and support for Family Sharing.

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Dr. Dre accepts ALS ice bucket challenge, nominates fellow rappers

08/19/2014, 12:08 am

The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association continued at Apple on Monday, with Dr. Dre accepting CEO Tim Cook's dare on the set of his upcoming movie "Straight Outta Compton."

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Revised music royalty rules could hurt Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio

08/15/2014, 11:08 am

The U.S. Justice Department is in the process of deciding whether to revise the laws regarding music royalty rates --changes that could have an effect on Apple's streaming music offerings Beats Music and iTunes Radio.

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Apple's Beats makes documentary celebrating 25th anniversary of film 'Do the Right Thing'

08/14/2014, 07:08 pm

Beats Music on Thursday published a short 22-minute documentary on Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," a landmark film dealing with race in America celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Google tests new 'Listen Now' music ads promoting Apple's Beats Music, others

08/08/2014, 06:08 pm

Google on Friday rolled out a new ad option for users looking for music and artists through the tech giant's search engine, with direct links pointing to Google Play, Spotify, Rhapsody and Apple's Beats Music.

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Beats by Dr. Dre gets its own section on Apple's online store

08/07/2014, 02:08 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its online storefront to give newly-official subsidiary Beats by Dr. Dre its own section under the store's "Accessories" category, days after shuttering Beats's own internet shop.

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Apple and Beats introduce 'Pills' characters to Siri in first official ad

08/01/2014, 10:08 pm

Apple subsidiary Beats on Friday uploaded a short 30-second spot to its Twitter account featuring two of its animated "Pill" creatures and the Siri virtual assistant, marking the first collaborative ad effort since Apple bought the audio company in May.

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Apple refutes Beats layoff rumors, says every employee offered a job

08/01/2014, 09:08 pm

Countering an earlier rumor that Apple would cull some 200 employees from Beats' roster, a report on Friday cites an Apple spokesperson and inside sources as saying the company is instead doing the opposite by extending job offers to keep everyone on board.

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Brains behind subscription Beats Music to also oversee Apple's iTunes Radio

08/01/2014, 03:08 pm

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will assume control of Apple's iTunes Radio service, according to a new report, uniting both of Apple's streaming music services under a single executive as the company gears up for a renewed assault on incumbent industry leaders Spotify and Pandora.

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Apple officially closes on $3B purchase of Beats headphones & streaming service

08/01/2014, 09:08 am

Apple on Friday gave an official welcome to Beats Music and Beats Electronics, which are now a part of the Cupertino, Calif., outfit after the $3 billion purchase price was finalized.

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Apple said to cut some 200 jobs from Beats as acquisition closing date looms

07/30/2014, 08:07 pm

As Apple takes control of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, the Cupertino, Calif. company is said to be paring some 200 jobs from the music software and hardware firm's roster.

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European Commission OKs Apple's $3B purchase of Beats

07/28/2014, 08:07 am

The legislative arm of the European Union ruled on Monday that Apple is allowed to acquire Beats, the premium headphone maker it plans to acquire for $3 billion, as the agreement would not be detrimental to consumers in the organization's eyes.

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Bose files lawsuit against Apple's Beats over noise canceling tech

07/25/2014, 02:07 pm

Two of the biggest names in premium headphones --Bose and soon-to-be-Apple's Beats -- are set to square off in court, with a new lawsuit filed on Friday by Bose alleging that Beats products infringe on its noise canceling patents.

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Beats sues Chinese counterfeiters for billions as Apple sale nears completion

07/11/2014, 01:07 pm

Headphone maker Beats has filed suit against a number of Chinese counterfeiters, alleging trademark infringement and seeking damages that could run into the billions of dollars just weeks before the company officially becomes an Apple subsidiary.

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Following Apple's Beats Music buy, new data shows digital album sales down 12% while streaming up 50%

07/04/2014, 08:07 am

The latest data from Nielsen shows that sales of digital albums are down 11.6 percent, while purchases of individual tracks are down 13 percent, as on-demand streaming audio has surged 50.1 percent, helping to provide some insight into why Apple purchased Beats Music.

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Google counters Apple's Beats buy with acquisition of music streaming service Songza

07/01/2014, 04:07 pm

Continuing its recent spree of acquisitions, Google on Tuesday announced it has purchased curated music streaming service Songza for an undisclosed sum.

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Apple's gas-filled speaker design could allow higher fidelity audio playback

07/01/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today, describing a design for high fidelity speakers making use of lighter than air gas in mobile speakers.

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European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by July 30

06/25/2014, 09:06 am

Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of next month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple's 2014 fiscal year.

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Kanye West says Samsung-Jay Z collaboration drove Apple to buy Beats for cultural credibility

06/17/2014, 05:06 pm

In a surprise appearance at the Cannes Lions festival, rapper Kanye West said a collaboration between fellow performer Jay Z and Samsung last year played into Apple's decision to buy Beats and acqui-hire cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.

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Samsung endorser LeBron James made a reported $30M from Apple's Beats buy

06/12/2014, 12:06 am

According to a report on Wednesday, Basketball superstar LeBron James saw a $30 million windfall on his small stake in Beats Electronics after Apple acquired the headphone maker for $3 billion in May.

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