Beats Electronics

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Beats Audio equipment is arranged for a photo next to an Apple laptop at Best Buy in Boston. Apple announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014, that it is acquiring Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Beats, the headphone and music streaming specialist, also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Apple’s Beats buy is two-sided for music streaming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the streaming music industry: It’s hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services. […]

05/29/2014

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Beats Audio equipment is arranged for a photo next to an Apple laptop at Best Buy in Boston. Apple announced Wednesday, May 28, 2014, that it is acquiring Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Beats, the headphone and music streaming specialist, also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

5 things to know about Apple’s duet with Beats

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook looked like he wanted to dance Wednesday as he discussed his company’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. The deal, by far the most expensive in Apple’s […]

05/29/2014

Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Apple seeks to regain cool with $3B Beats buy

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is striking a new chord with a $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a headphone and music streaming specialist that also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording […]

05/28/2014

The Beats Pill wireless, portable speaker. (AP Photo/Beats by Dr. Dre)

Headphones, speakers top gift lists

ATLANTA (AP) — Listen up, Santa. Headphones, speakers and other audio gear are topping the holiday gift lists of many Americans. Audio equipment is among the top-selling electronics gifts this holiday season, accounting for 13 […]

12/23/2013

This undated image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a group of studio musicians known as The Swampers at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Ala., a subject of the documentary "Muscle Shoals." (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures)

Muscle Shoals upgrades ensure spirit of Alabama music lives on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood were so moved by the “Muscle Shoals” documentary, they’re putting up money to make sure the unique spirit of the Alabama music haven lives on. The […]

11/26/2013

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