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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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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 29, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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It takes skill to be this wrong about an Apple rumor

I've written about some silly Apple rumor articles in the past, but I've never seen a piece get so many things wrong as quickly as this Apple/Beats writeup by Mark Hibben on Seeking Alpha (which was then regurgitated on PCMag). Called "Why The Apple/Beats Deal May Be Dead," the article was...

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Tim Cook: Beats app will remain available on both Android and Windows

With its US$3 billion acquisition of Beats now official, Apple now has a music subscription service that runs on a number of smartphone platforms that aren't named iOS. Given Apple's historic disinterest in releasing cross platform applications, it's only fair to wonder what will become of the...

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Beats Music app updated with longer trial period and lower annual subscription price

The monster Apple story of the week is without question the company's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. While Beats is more widely known for its line of premium headphones, it was the company's streaming subscription service that piqued Apple's interest and brought them to the...

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Tim Cook explains the motivation behind Beats acquisition

Confirming earlier reports, Apple today officially announced a blockbuster deal to acquire Beats Electronics for $3 billion. While the notion of Apple acquiring Beats initially resulted in a slew of questions and raised eyebrows, the wisdom of the acquisition now makes a lot more sense; digital...

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Apple acquires Beats Electronics and Beats Music for $3 billion

Apple today announced it is acquiring Beats Electronics and Beats Music for $3 billion, with $2.6 billion of that amount in cash and $400 million in stock that will vest over time. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is buying Beats for...

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Funny or Die takes a look at how Apple acquires companies

Will all the reports of Apple's still unconfirmed purchase of Beats for a reported $3.2 billion the folks over at Funny or Die got to thinking. What exactly is Tim Cook going to buy next. After all if the deal ends up being true it would be the largest acquisition in Apple history. Funny or Die...

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Former eMusic CEO gives his take on rumored Apple/Beats deal

Former eMusic CEO Adam Klein took to Bloomberg last week to give his take on the rumored Apple/Beats Electronics acquisition. Echoing what many industry watchers have speculated, Klein believes that the proposed deal has everything to do with Beats' new streaming service, which is essentially...

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Dr. Dre hints at Beats sale in exuberant party video (NSFW)

World Star Hiphop is mostly known for breaking new rap artists and posting smartphone videos of vicious fights outside of McDonalds, but today it can add "oddest news source for tech blogs" to its resume. The website just posted the following video showing Dr. Dre celebrating becoming a...

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Apple potential acquisition of Beats Electronics and other news for May 9, 2014

In this morning's Apple news, Nokia's photography lead has moved over to Apple and a little bit of music news. Stop me if you've heard this one. The Internet exploded today with news of Apple's potential acquisition of Beats Music. Note that this is not a formally-announced deal as of this...

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