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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All the lead-in to Apple purchasing Beats has since left us underwhelmed. Beats Music didn’t quickly move to implement iTunes, and wasn’t pre-loaded on the iPhone 6 or cobbled into iOS 8. Now sources claim that Beats Music isn’t long for the world, and Apple will shutter it soon.
Apple denies a TechCrunch report that it is shutting down its Beats Music streaming service. Apple spokesmanTom Neumayr said rumors of Beats Music's shuttering were "not true" in a statement to Re/code's Peter Kafka . However, Kafka adds that Beats Music may be rebranded in the future. Beats Music is similar to Spotify, Rdio, and other streaming music services.
Over the weekend, U2 frontman Bono sat down for an interview with Dave Fanning on the Irish radio station 2FM where the two discussed a wide range of topics. While the interview mostly centered on the band's new album, Bono took some time to touch on a few Apple related items.
And if there's one thing Bono isn't, it's boring.
In purchasing Beats, many wondered just what Apple would do with the service. Would they shutter it, or somehow make it worthwhile for everyone? The latter seems to be the case, or at least more people will be force-fed access to it. A report from the Financial Times, citing unnamed sources, says Apple will make Beats Music a standard Apple app in the middle of 2015.
If you get offered a high-level position with HTC,run. At least, that's the reputation the Taiwan-based manufacturer has unfortunately built over the last two years. Since 2012, no fewer than 22 members of its senior management have left the company. Some took off for personal reasons; others faced criminal charges; and still others moved on to different companies.
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.
Apple’s plans for Beats, the company it acquired for $3 billion earlier this year, are coming into sharper focus.Apple plans to include its Beats music service in future versions of iOS, its mobile software system for iPhones and iPads, according to people briefed on the plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plans were not yet official.
There’s one thing executives at Apple would like you to know about their decision to buy Beats Music: Apple really loves humans. It loves us in the general sense — the company believes we’re better than computers are at deciding what kinds of music we like — and it loves the specific humans who run Beats, especially the firm’s founders, the music impresarios Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.“This whole idea of human curation we think is huge,” Timothy D.
We know HTC is having an event today and will launch three new products . We have no idea what the devices are but we’re guessing a new tablet , the HTC Desire Eye , and a possible GoPro rival . There could also be a smartwatch to finally join the bandwagon but according to HTC America CEO Jason Mackenzie, there won’t be any HTC smartwatch at today’s launch.
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.
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Just a short while ago, there were a great many rumors that HTC was getting ready to release a smartwatch. Then we heard those plans had been put on hold. At the time, it sounded like HTC didn’t have enough confidence in whatever device they were planning to release.
And the money Spotify pays labels, while totaling a reported 70% of the company's revenue, averagesSpotify CEO Daniel Ek has written a blog post defending the amount of money the streaming service pays artists, saying Spotify has paid more than $2 billion to labels and other entities that then distribute a cut to the artists.
Imagine this, if you will. You're sitting in a recliner listening to Electric Light Orchestra'sTime, and just asProloguegives way toTwilight-- nothing -- and then music. Those odious little pauses are hell when you're really trying to let certain live or gapless albums wash over you, and now Rdio is addressing the problem for listeners on the go.
Apple Pay, the Silicon Valley giant’s highly anticipated mobile wallet, has been available for only one week but already may be inciting a battle within the payments industry, Mike Isaac reports.Over the weekend, Rite Aid and CVS disabled Apple Pay from working in their stores nationwide. The reason was not immediately clear.
Google's Nexus 9 faces more than a few challenges. Not only does it have the job of following Google's well-esteemed Nexus 7, which for two generations gave Android tablet fans an affordable and bag-friendly option, but it also serves as flag bearer for Android 5.0 Lollipop on a tablet form-factor.