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  • Gillmor Gang: EarPlay

    Gillmor Gang: EarPlay

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor — grow more and more convinced that Apple is in for a good time this fall. The blending of streaming with downloading promises to accelerate what may well be the takeover of the industry formerly known as the music business. Mix in the upsell of the phablet iPhone to companion earphones and… Read More

  • Jimmy Iovine And Eddy Cue Talk Acquisition, Say Beats Music Has 250k Subscribers

    Jimmy Iovine And Eddy Cue Talk Acquisition, Say Beats Music Has 250k Subscribers

    Now that Apple has formally announced its $3 billion acquisition of Beats, both Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine have a lot to talk about. Three weeks after the deal was first reported by the FT, Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine talked through the reasons for the deal and how it’s going to work on stage at the inaugural CODE Conference. We… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Eat Your Beats

    Gillmor Gang: Eat Your Beats

    The Gillmor Gang — Josh Miller, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — welcome the latest Jobsian takedown of the music cartel, the presumed acquisition of the Beats hardware/streaming empire by Apple. How the Gang winds its way through the leaks and feints of BigTech is left as an exercise for you. As one Ganger channeled John Lennon early in the chat… Read More

  • Dr Dre Appears To Confirm Beats/Apple Deal, Calls Himself ‘The First Billionaire In Hip Hop’

    Dr Dre Appears To Confirm Beats/Apple Deal, Calls Himself ‘The First Billionaire In Hip Hop’

    Update: Apple announced the $3 billion deal on May 28th. “It’s not often you get to listen to Beats with Mr Beats himself.” So starts what looks like a selfie-video by musician Tyrese Gibson, who was hanging out with Dr Dre last night (embedded below). We haven’t had any official confirmation from Apple or Beats about what’s really going on between the two… Read More