When HTC ponied up $300 million for a majority stake in Beats, it's fair to say it signaled its interest in audio. Now, rumors suggest the handset manufacturer is setting its sights on music streaming. More »
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Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
about how Monster inked a deal that cut it completely out of the company in 2011 when Beats sold a 51% stake to HTC. Because of those negotiations, Monster will see absolutely nothing from the Apple deal, even though Monster's Noel and Kevin Lee designed and developed the very first pair of Beats headphones and did the engineering and technology distribution for the company's first five years.
Back in 2012,Beatsunveiled its diminutivePill wireless speakerin a bid to steal theJambox'sthunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been standing still: Jawbone has released two more Bluetooth speakers, including the well-receivedBig Jambox. Not to be outdone, Dr. Dre & co. recently began selling a super-sized version of their own: the $300Beats Pill XL.
This close to the expected reveal date, we're getting a another unofficial look at the All New One, HTC 's successor to the One . This video highlights, among other things, a microSD slot and an all new Blinkfeed. The hardware design pretty much follows that of previous leaked photos, with a second camera near the top edge, dual LED flash, and two front-facing speakers.
It's less than a month before HTC is expected to announce the One successor and we're still getting leaks of what the manufacturer might have in store for its flagship refresh. Now it seems that a silver variant of what HTC is teasing as "The All New One" will also be available based on this leaked image.
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 negotiation table.
If you, like us, regularly use Shazam totag and add tracks to Spotify for later listening, we have some bad news: you may now find that option has gone. It comes as one of the unexpected consequences of a deal between the music discovery company and streaming service Deezer, which has now replaced its bigger rival in free versions of Shazam in Germany, Mexico, UK and Brazil.
Notoriously quiet about acquisitions, Apple may be set to make some noise. A report from Financial Times pegs the California company as close to tucking Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics under their wing. The deal, reportedly worth $3.2 billion, would encompass all Beats properties.
Apple is making things official: Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics belongs to Cupertino, and it cost them $3 billion. Rumors had circulated that CEO Tim Cook was interested in nabbing up the audio accessory and music-streaming outfit, corroborated by abeer-drenched videoin which Dre himself declared that he had become "the first billionaire in hip-hop.
most dramatic redesign since launching in 2008.art of this is because ofSpotify Director of Product Michelle Kadir tells Business Insider. But she insists that there's much more to come from that deal.But in our minds, what would make Spotify even better — dare we say perfect — would be the ability to sort by "most played" songs and "recently played" songs.
Apple will continue selling Beats products under the Beats brand."We think these guys have a very rare talent. We love the subscription service that they built. We think it's the first one that really got it right," he told WSJ.Apple announced today it will buy Beats Electronics for $3 billion. News of the deal broke nearly three weeks ago, but was reportedly delayed.
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 also open an extensive investigation if it has deeper concerns.