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Topic: Beats

Scattershot legal blast from Beats 'cofounder' Steven Lamar reveals Apple is common thread in firm's history

05/20/2014, 09:05 pm

In leveling claims against Beats, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and others over royalties, contract issues and similar breaches, former hedge-fund manager and founder of Jibe Audio Steven Lamar reveals a number of ways in which Apple was involved in the beginnings of the headphone maker.

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Apple's rumored Beats acquisition reportedly pushed back one week

05/15/2014, 12:05 am

A report late Wednesday claims finalization of Apple's rumored bid to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion may be pushed back, leaving industry watchers more time to speculate on what the supposed buy means for both companies.

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Beats Music had 110K subscribers in March with impressive free-to-paid conversion

05/13/2014, 10:05 am

Just 0.17 percent of the 183 million tracks spun on Beats Music in March were attributed to non-paying customers, purportedly leaked data indicates, suggesting that the service is converting trial users to paid subscribers at an impressive clip.

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Rumor: Beats' Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre could take the stage at Apple's WWDC

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

When Apple kicks off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 2, it could use the keynote as an opportunity to formally introduce its two newest executives: Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre of Beats Electronics.

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'Beats by Apple' viewed as a culturally compatible corporate marriage

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

With time to digest Apple's anticipated $3.2 billion acquisition of headphone maker Beats Electronics, industry watchers are beginning to warm up to the idea, seeing a potentially smart strategic move that could broaden Apple's appeal to new markets.

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Apple wants Beats Music, but likely to keep Beats hardware alive after deal - report

05/12/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's alleged $3.2 billion bid for Beats Electronics was provoked by the latter's impressive Beats Music subscription service, a Monday report said, while the iPhone maker will also look to help "improve the quality of design" in future Beats headphones.

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Beats acquisition would give Iovine and Dr. Dre senior positions at Apple, report says

05/09/2014, 08:05 pm

Continuing with ongoing reports and speculation surrounding Apple's rumored buy of Beats Electronics, a report on Friday claims the music company's cofounders, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, would likely net senior positions in Cupertino if a deal does indeed happen.

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Beats deal defenders cite 'humanized' music subscription service as benefit to Apple

05/09/2014, 11:05 am

Proponents of Apple's rumored interest in Beats Electronics have cited the company's recognizable brand, its dominance of the premium headphone market, and its unique new Beats Music service as positive potential additions for the iPhone maker.

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Apple's rumored Beats buyout baffles pundits & analysts alike

05/09/2014, 09:05 am

Since numerous publications have corroborated claims that Apple is apparently in talks to acquire headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, the rumored purchase has been largely met with scorn, confusion and even disbelief from tech industry watchers.

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Dr. Dre, Tyrese share Heineken-fueled celebration of Apple's alleged Beats acquisition

05/09/2014, 08:05 am

In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre -- the cofounder of Beats Electronics -- and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre's headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate.

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Rumor: Beats CEO in talks to join Apple as 'special advisor' to Tim Cook

05/09/2014, 12:05 am

Building on an earlier rumor that Apple is in discussions to buy Beats Electronics, a new report claims the music company's cofounder and longtime music executive Jimmy Iovine is in talks to join the Cupertino tech giant as a special advisor to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple reportedly nearing $3.2B acquisition of Beats Electronics

05/08/2014, 05:05 pm

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is rumored to be in talks with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics that could see the audio accessories and music streaming service acquired for $3.2 billion.

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