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Topic: Beats

Beats acquisition to result in first and only Apple apps for Android & Windows Phone

05/29/2014, 10:05 am

When recent reports suggested Apple was considering bringing iTunes to Android to help boost flagging music sales, skeptics scoffed at the thought of the iPhone maker supporting a competing platform. But with its $3 billion purchase of Beats, Apple has now revealed it plans to keep the Beats Music subscription apps alive not only on Google's Android, but also Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Wall Street warming up to $3B Apple-Beats deal, sees potential to offset declining iTunes revenue

05/29/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's newly announced $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics has received a generally warm response from prominent analysts on Wall Street, who believe the purchase could help Apple compensate for shrinking digital music sales on the iTunes Store.

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Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine go in-depth on Apple's Beats acquisition and future plans

05/29/2014, 12:05 am

Speaking at the Code Conference on Wednesday, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue and Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine offered a peek behind the curtain of Apple's $3 billion deal covering everything from subscription music services to future hardware.

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Beats parts ways with design firm after Apple acquisition

05/28/2014, 08:05 pm

Ammunition, the design studio responsible for Beats Electronics' iconic hardware styling, announced on Wednesday that it will transition away from the company in the coming months as new owner Apple takes over.

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Beats Music gets price cut, free trial extension after Apple acquisition

05/28/2014, 07:05 pm

Hot off its acquisition by Apple, Beats Music announced in an update to its iOS app on Wednesday that new users can take advantage of an extended 14-day free trial period and decreased annual subscription pricing.

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Apple's Cook says Beats buy provides head start in subscription-based music streaming

05/28/2014, 06:05 pm

In an interview explaining Apple's purchase of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, CEO Tim Cook looks toward expanding the iTunes business model and building future products co-designed by the two companies.

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Apple's Eddy Cue to join Beats' Jimmy Iovine on stage at Code Conference panel

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

After Apple announced its purchase of Beats Electronics and Beats Music on Wednesday, iTunes chief Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine have been scheduled to talk at Re/code's Code Conference later today.

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Apple emphasizes acquisition of Beats Music streaming service in blockbuster announcement

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

While Beats may be best known for its headphones, Apple made it clear in announcing its $3 billion acquisition of the company on Wednesday that its real interest lies in the subscription Beats Music streaming service, which will complement Apple's existing iTunes offerings.

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Apple buys Beats Electronics for $3 billion, Iovine and Dr. Dre to join company

05/28/2014, 04:05 pm

Following weeks of speculation and rumors, Apple on Wednesday officially announced it acquisition of Beats Electronics for a reported $3 billion, with co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre expected to join the Cupertino, Calif. company in as-yet-undisclosed executive roles.

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Apple to reportedly announce Beats deal this week at lower $3 billion price

05/27/2014, 09:05 pm

Adding to the never-ending stream of scuttlebutt surrounding Apple's hyped buyout of Beats Electronics, a report on Tuesday claims the terms of the supposed acquisition have dropped to $3 billion and will be announced this week.

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Apple's Beats acquisition reportedly delayed over Dre and Iovine roles, valuation, more

05/23/2014, 07:05 pm

In what has become a daily routine, a Friday report offers further information on Apple's rumored deal to buy Beats Electronics, this time saying the agreement has been delayed yet again as the two companies hammer out final details.

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Apple could save over $1B on alleged Beats deal with international acquisition - report

05/23/2014, 09:05 am

Because Beats Electronics has tax residency in Ireland, Apple could structure a deal with the headphone maker in such a way that it would not only be able to use its massive international cash pile to pay for the deal, but it could also significantly reduce the final price with international tax laws, one financial expert says.

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Apple wants Beats for Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, not technology

05/22/2014, 05:05 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple's much rumored deal to buy Beats Electronics "is happening" and will be a play for company cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, not technology associated with streaming music or headphones.

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Tight-lipped Apple could keep quiet on Beats deal thanks to SEC rules

05/21/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple has rarely issued press releases trumpeting new acquisitions since the landmark 1997 deal for NeXT that brought Steve Jobs back into the fold, and the company's now-massive size could help it continue its silence even with a rumored $3.2 billion deal for Beats Electronics.

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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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