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Dr. Dre to debut radio show 'The Pharmacy' as Apple Music exclusive on July 4th

07/03/2015, 06:07 pm

Rap mogul Dr. Dre on Friday announced a Fourth of July debut of a bi-weekly radio show called "The Pharmacy," which will launch on Saturday as an Apple Music exclusive focusing on West Coast jams.

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Apple wins patent for unreleased Beats gaming headset

06/23/2015, 10:06 am

Apple on Tuesday won a U.S. design patent, discovered by AppleInsider, that could hint at the possibility of a Beats-branded gaming headset, potentially revealing a new microphone-equipped Beats product targeted at gamers.

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Monster's lawsuit against Beats recalls long relationship with Steve Jobs, Apple

06/22/2015, 12:06 pm

The ongoing legal tussle between Monster and Beats--over the way in which Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre assumed control of the company in the run-up to its acquisition by Apple --has focused the spotlight on the many ways the two music moguls worked with Apple and late cofounder Steve Jobs over the years.

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Apple removes cable maker Monster from MFi program in wake of Beats lawsuit

06/16/2015, 03:06 pm

Electronics maker Monster is no longer allowed to manufacture licensed "Made for iPhone" accessories and must stop selling its current stock by October, having been booted from Apple's certification program following a January lawsuit against Apple subsidiary Beats.

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Beats axed plans for Sonos-esque Wi-Fi speaker system after Apple acquisition

06/12/2015, 06:06 pm

A report on Friday claims Beats had plans to build a Wi-Fi-connected speaker system similar to product lines from market leader Sonos, but ultimately killed the project following Apple's purchase of the company.

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Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speaker due to fire hazard, offers refunds

06/03/2015, 10:06 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of its Beats Pill XL speaker, warning that in some cases the battery in the speaker can overheat and cause a risk of fire.

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With Starbucks deal Spotify looks to build out streaming music platform

05/18/2015, 06:05 pm

Spotify on Monday announced a joint initiative with Starbucks that will see the world's largest coffeehouse chain stream its music in stores, promote premium Spotify subscription tiers and grant current users access to Starbucks' rewards program.

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Apple assigned patent for Beats Mixr headphone design

05/12/2015, 01:05 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a headphone design patent originally assigned to Beats Electronics, the audio hardware maker Apple purchased for $3 billion in 2014.

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Warner Music sees streaming revenue surpass downloads for first time

05/11/2015, 06:05 pm

In what could be a harbinger of shifting music industry trends, Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper said on Monday that revenue from licensing tracks to streaming services like Spotify outpaced income from digital download sales.

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Apple's upcoming streaming music service reportedly under FTC investigation

05/05/2015, 10:05 pm

It looks like Apple's efforts to revamp Beats Music is drawing the wrong kind of attention from government antitrust officials, as the company's dealings with record labels and artists -- already said to be the subject of a Department of Justice investigation -- are now under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple begins hunt for director of Global Marketing Operations at Beats

05/01/2015, 09:05 am

Apple is hunting for a new director of Global Marketing Operations at its Beats division, according to a job listing posted on Thursday, a rare high-level opening at the company.

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If you want Beats Music on your Mac, skip the Web client and install the Beats Android app

04/21/2015, 01:04 pm

Apple's Beats Music service has been praised for its experience on mobile devices, but the same can't be said of its Web-based player. Fortunately, there's an easy way to get the Beats Music Android app running on your Mac.

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Apple's Beats adds new silver, gold, and space gray Solo 2 headphones

04/10/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple fans wishing they could color match their headphones with their iPhone or MacBook can now do so, as Apple's Beats by Dre subsidiary has updated its popular Solo2 lineup with new silver, gold, and space gray color options.

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Pandora CFO says service coming to CarPlay, calls Apple 'frenemy'

03/31/2015, 06:03 pm

When CarPlay debuted in 2014, Internet radio service Pandora, seemingly a perfect fit for an iOS-based automotive system, was conspicuously absent from Apple's list of launch partners. That may soon change, according to one Pandora executive.

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Jay Z asked Apple's Jimmy Iovine to collaborate on revolutionary streaming platform Tidal

03/30/2015, 06:03 pm

Following Monday's reveal of Jay Z's upcoming music service Tidal, the rap star revealed he was in talks with Beats cofounder and current Apple exec Jimmy Iovine over potentially collaborating on the project.

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Apple reportedly puts Trent Reznor in charge of redesigned Beats Music app, presses forward with iTunes Radio revamp

03/25/2015, 07:03 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is moving forward with a long rumored overhaul of its streaming music services lineup that will incorporate a reworked Beats Music app developed with the help of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service.

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HP to replace audio vendor Beats with Bang & Olufsen

03/24/2015, 05:03 pm

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced high-end audio equipment maker Bang & Olufsen will be lending its expertise to upcoming products, a partnership forged after Apple last year declined to extend a longstanding Beats tie-up.

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Photo allegedly reveals Apple Store demo kit for trying on in-ear headphones

03/20/2015, 03:03 pm

A new photo, published on Friday, shows what is claimed to be a demonstration kit Apple Stores will soon use for customers to try on in-ear headphones, something that might otherwise be uncomfortable or unsanitary.

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Jay Z enters streaming music fray with purchase of Beats Music competitor Aspiro

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Rap icon Jay Z has officially taken control of Swedish Internet firm Aspiro, which markets subscription streaming services WiMP and Tidal, direct competitors of Apple's Beats Music.

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Apple reportedly backs down in push to lower relaunched Beats Music service prices

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

As it continues to negotiate with music labels on a rumored Beats Music relaunch, Apple has reportedly surrendered on one of its key initiatives: lowering the cost of the rebooted service to $8 per month.

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