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Beats Pill+ is its first new Bluetooth speaker since Apple acquisition, recharges via Lightning

10/07/2015, 09:10 am

Beats on Wednesday announced the Pill+, a new mid-sized $230 Bluetooth speaker, marking the first portable speaker accessory released under the ownership of Apple.


Apple adds 'Active Collection' colors to three Beats headphone lines

09/24/2015, 09:09 am

Apple on Thursday added new "Active Collection" colors to three of its Beats headphone lines, including its Tour2 and Powerbeats2 Wireless in-ear models, and the over-the-ear Solo2 Wireless.


Court dismisses Beats false advertising lawsuit against Steven Lamar

09/08/2015, 03:09 pm

Almost exactly one year after Apple's Beats Electronics sued entrepreneur Steven Lamar for misrepresenting himself as a Beats cofounder, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed the suit.


Beats president Luke Wood now '100%' focused on Electronics division, targeting global expansion

09/01/2015, 11:09 am

Shortly after Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats in 2014, Beats president Luke Wood dropped all attention on Beats Music in favor of the company's flagship Electronics division, according to an interview published on Tuesday.


Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native Twitter videos

07/28/2015, 05:07 pm

On Monday, Apple's Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users' chosen social media streams.


Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.