Tag Archive: Beats

  Apple is finalizing its acquisition of Beats Electronics ahead of the August 1st closing date, and while most of Beats’ top talent will be migrating to the mothership, about 40% of Beats’ global workforce will be cut during the… Read more ›

Apple’s recently acquired music streaming service, Beats Music, just received its biggest update since getting scooped up by Apple at the end of May, adding new features that let you fine tune your musical tastes on the service and view… Read more ›

The European Commission today gave its approval to Apple’s $ 3 billion takeover of Beats Electronics and Beats Music. The regulator concluded that the two companies are not close competitors, and that the headphones they sell are “markedly different in function and design.†The… Read more ›

Bose sues Beats over noise-cancelling headphone patents

Beats just launched a legal assault against Chinese copy cats earlier this month, but it looks like the company just got hit with a legal bomb for copying another headphone maker itself. Bose Corporation has filed a lawsuit against Beats for allegedly infringing… Read more ›

The new Beats L.A. campus is pimpin’, yo!

Beats may have been acquired by Apple for $ 3 billion earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean that the trendy headphone maker is ready to adopt the white Jony Ive-favored minimalism of Apple just yet. While Apple continues to work… Read more ›

After Apple acquired Beats, it wasn’t going to be long before Samsung was selling expensive audio accessories of its own. Rather than buying an already well-established brand, however, the South Korean company has today launched its own. It’s called Level,… Read more ›

The FIFA World Cup champions may only get one World Cup trophy, but thanks to Beats they team are getting a complimentary pair of 24-carat gold headphones each. Having previously became the hit advertiser of the World Cup with its “Game… Read more ›

Jimmy and Dre just made billions off Beats’ acquisition by Apple, but the music company is ready to squeeze out a few billion more from a ring of Chinese knockoffs. Legal filings from Beats claim that cheap counterfeits are screwing… Read more ›

Dr. Dre is getting respect from Compton after Beats deal

It’s hard to imagine the inventor of gangsta rap having an office in the spotless halls of Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. Dr. Dre managed to rise above the streets of Compton to become the self-proclaimed “first hip-hop billionaire” thanks to Apple’s $ 3… Read more ›

Is Apple’s $ 3 billion acquisition of Beats Music a potential antitrust case? European Union antitrust regulators announced this morning that it will rule on whether or not to clear Apple’s Beats music bid by July 30. It is hoped that… Read more ›