Posts tagged as: Beats

Apple Files Trademark for Logos Hints at More Live Beats Radio Stations

Logos for Beats radio stations numbered 2 through 5 were filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last month, and spotted on Monday by Consomac. The trademarks are owned by Beats Electronics, LLC, and apply to both the names “Beats 2-5” as well as “B2-B5” logos. Currently, Apple runs just one 24-hour streaming radio […]

Monster’s Lawsuit Against Beats Focuses Relationship with Steve Jobs, Apple

The ongoing legal tussle between Monster and Beats — over the way in which Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre assumed control of the company in the run-up to its acquisition by Apple — has focused the spotlight on the many ways the two music moguls worked with Apple and late cofounder Steve Jobs over the […]

New Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones Launch in Gold, Silver, Space Gray

Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Watch pre-orders and try-ons, as well as the availability of the new 12-inch Retina MacBook, Apple’s Beats division has announced some new Beats Solo2 wireless headphone models, now available in iPhone/iPad/MacBook-matching Gold, Silver, and Space Gray colors. The new color options do not displace the existing black, blue, […]

EU Anti-Trust Agency Speaking to Music Labels about Apple

The European Union’s antitrust agency, the European Commission, has sent out a series of questionnaires to labels and digital music companies. The query is asking for details about deals between Apple and the publishers in advance of the Beats acquisition-driven music service, expected to launch this summer. According to the Financial Times, who cited sources […]

Apple, Google, Rdio, Sony Sued Over Pre-1972 Music Royalties

A new lawsuit has targeted Google, Rdio, Sony, and Apple (including Beats) over the music royalties associated with pre-1972 recordings, according to The Recorder. Zenbu Magazines, which owns copyrights on many pre-1972 songs, says that the companies have been making money streaming recordings without paying their owners. Within US copyright law, compositions have been protected […]

Apple Closes Acquisition of Beats

Apple today closed its acquisition of Beats Audio. The $3 billion deal was announced earlier this year. Apple now owns Beats’ headphone and music streaming businesses, which it will use to enhance its own offerings.

Apple Confirms Beats Layoffs

Apple has confirmed reports of job losses at Beats as a part of its $3 billion acquisition. “We’re excited to have the Beats team join Apple, and we have extended job offers to every Beats employee,” says Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr. “Because of some overlap in our operations, some offers are for a limited period […]

Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Canceling Tech

Beats is use to be on the other side of lawsuit. Like earlier this month whenthey went after after headphone counterfeiters in China. Today CNBC broke the new that Boise is take Beats to court over use of noise-canceling technology which the filing claims was developed and patented by Bose. In the suit Bose claims […]

Beats Music Launches in United States

The Dr Dre-owned Spotify competitor Beats Music has gone live in the United States, with the app appearing in the App Store. The long-awaited streaming music offering launch also signals the future closure of the MOG service, shuttering on April 15th, though it appears that MOG subscribers will not get directly migrated over to Beats […]

Beats Audio Wants to Leave HTC

Beats Audio is seeking alternative sources of funding in order to buy out its partner HTC. Beats wants to drop HTC, says the Wall Street Journal, because it is interested in pursuing new product lines and the companies no longer see eye to eye on strategy. In 2011, HTC bought half of Beats Audio for […]

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