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Apple rolls out Apple TV software update with "Family Sharing" support and dedicated "Beats" channel

Apple's servers are being put to the test today. In addition to the release of iOS 8, Apple earlier today also rolled out a software update for Apple TV which brings with it a number of enhancements. First, the Apple TV design interface has been slightly revamped. Though the layout effectively...

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And you wonder why Apple bought Beats...

Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats caught almost everyone off guard. Not only was the purchase price drastically higher than what Apple typically spends for acquisitions, but Apple's interest in Beats in and of itself was the source of much speculation. With services like Spotify and Pandora...

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New music royalty rates may cost Apple

A pair of organizations representing music artists is pushing for the U.S. government to give the music industry more freedom in deciding what to charge for music, AppleInsider reports. In turn, streaming services like Apple's iTunes Radio and the newly acquired Beats Music could feel a bit of a...

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Apple adds Beats accessories section to its online store

With Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats now officially a done deal (having received both European and U.S. regulatory approval just last week), Apple is moving quickly to more prominently feature the company's products on its website. Earlier today, Apple updated the accessories section of...

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Beats' head of subscription-music service is now in charge of iTunes Radio

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has appointed Ian Rogers, the head of Beats' subscription-music service, to run iTunes Radio. Three executives from Beats -- Rogers, Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine -- joined Apple as part of the company's purchase of the music service and headphone...

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Apple gives Beats a big ol' public hug

Anyone with even a casual interest in the tech world, Apple products, or personal audio knows that Apple and Beats are BFFs now, but for everyone else, Tim Cook and company have now made it official with what the kids would call a public display of affection. A new page on Apple's site is devoted...

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EU gives the green light to Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats was just approved by EU antitrust regulators, Engadget reported earlier today. A press release on the matter relayed that Beats coming under the Apple umbrella doesn't raise any anti-competitive concerns -- with respect to headphones -- because "the...

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Bose files patent infringement lawsuit against Beats over headphone noise cancellation

According to TechCrunch and CNBC, Bose today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Beats Electronics in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaint, embedded below, accuses Beats of infringing several patents related to noise-cancellation technology used in...

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Beats sues Chinese counterfeiters alleging losses of billions of dollars

Beats Electronics -- soon to be under the Apple umbrella if all goes according to plan -- is suing Chinese counterfeiters for illegally manufacturing and selling fake Beats headphones and accessories. According to the lawsuit, the defendants at issue work in concert to create hundreds, if not...

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EU regulators to decide on Apple's Beats acquisition by late July

Reuters reports that EU antitrust regulators will decide by July 30 whether or not they'll give the green light to Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats. "The Commission can either clear the deal unconditionally or demand concessions if it sees competition issues," the report notes. "It can...

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Kanye West on Steve Jobs' influence and how Beats will help Apple

Bono wasn't the only recording artist making waves and talking about Apple at this year's Cannes Lions event. Kayne West, arguably the most influential rapper in the world today, stopped by to talk about the Internet and his major influences. Some readers will be surprised to learn his biggest...

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Tim Cook and Eddy Cue are big fans of the latest "Beats by Dre" commercial

A few days ago, Beats released the following commercial in anticipation of the World Cup, which gets underway this afternoon. Dubbed The Game Before The Game, the commercial features quite a few shots of the iPhone 5s, and, of course, no shortage of athletes preparing for game day by getting lost...

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Apple isn't going to abandon the 3.5mm headphone jack

There's been some wild speculation by a certain business journal lately that Apple might abandon the standard 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it with Lightning connector headphones that would allow for 48kHz digital sound for the first time. Before we get started lets make one thing abundantly...

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Apple's Beats acquisition may prove to be a huge money maker

Let's be honest: Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics isn't a sexy acquisition. The deal doesn't provide nearly as much room for speculation and intrigue as would exist if Apple purchased a company like, say, Nest or Netflix. But the more I look at the deal and the overall...

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WSJ adds financial details to Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats; streaming service valued at $500 million

Though Apple's acquisition of Beats, by most accounts, appears to be a play for the company's music subscription service, the Wall Street Journal reports that the $3 billion purchase price was weighted more heavily towards the company's hardware business. According to the Journal, Apple valued...

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