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Apple may have purchased Beats just in time

“A new report from Juniper Research says the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next five years, from $12.3 billion this year to $13.9 billion in 2019,” Dennis Sellers writes for Apple Daily Report. 126 more words


Apple pushing Beats Music app via email to iTunes customers

Apple has begun pushing the Beats Music streaming service via email to iTunes customers. The emails promote the free-to-download Beats Music app’s “Just For You” and “Tune Your Taste” features and note that Beats is now “part of the Apple family.” Apple… 67 more words

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Pandora has basically written off Apple and Beats as a threat

It’s barely two weeks since Apple actually closed  (paywall) on its $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics. Nobody really knows how the world’s biggest—and arguably most secretive—company plans to fully integrate the headphones and streaming-music service operator into its broader empire. 420 more words

How Beats went from a single pair of headphones to a $3 billion Apple acquisition

“There’s one sense in which Apple and Beats are certainly a perfect match — there are no other tech companies on the planet so likely to divide tech fans,” Luke Westaway reports for CNET. 376 more words


Beats Now Part of the Apple 'Family'

Apple has officially closed a deal to acquire headphone maker and music-streaming service Beats, the company announced Friday.

“Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family,” Apple said in a… 184 more words

Apple’s $3B acquisition of Beats was never going to be completed overnight, and it’s only today that Apple actually completed its purchase of the 13 percent of the company that was owned by Vivendi/Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record label. 107 more words

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Apple buys Vivendi's 13% stake in Beats Electronics for $404 million

“Vivendi SA sold its stake in Beats Electronics LLC to Apple Inc. for $404 million as part of the iPhone maker’s takeover of the headphone company,” Kristen Schweizer reports for Bloomberg. 119 more words