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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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Music apps that use YouTube to listen to your favorite songs for free

Today Beats launched its own music service, which I'm trying out for the 7-day trial period. Engadget has a good writeup of the Beats Music experience here. I previously subscribed to Spotify, Rdio and Pandora. I've also been a big fan of Slacker (the comedy channels are awesome), Stitcher (for...

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Daily iPhone App: Beats+

Beats+ is a niche app, but it's probably very useful for the kind of person who could use it. It's a simple but powerful drum machine app, featuring over 50 different drum loops (frequent updates keep the library fresh) to be used as accompaniment with whatever kind of music you want. In...

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Video: DJing on an iPad

In the video below, you'll find a pretty rocking DJ set thanks to an iPad and some other pretty gnarly hardware. This isn't exactly a DIY solution, since DJ Kutski is using Traktor Pro (that's the software on the screen above) and an X1 controller, both of which are pretty significant pieces of DJ...

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