Beats

Jury rules Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine owe $25M to early Beats collaborator

A Los Angeles jury has ruled that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the founders of Apple-owned Beats Electronic, owe $25.25 million in royalties to an early collaborator who helped create the first model of

Jimmy Iovine said to be transitioning to consulting role at Apple

Back in January, reports surfaced that Jimmy Iovine was planning to exit Apple later this year — four years after selling Beats to the company. The music exec issued a semi-denial at the time, stati

Apple’s over-the-ear headphones could feature noise-canceling

The plot thickens. Last week, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple has been working on over-the-ear headphones in addition to new AirPods. Today, Bloomberg confirms this information and adds t

Crunch Report | Jimmy Iovine is not leaving Apple

Stationless bike-sharing program is coming to San Francisco, Kodak announces an ICO and its stock then jumps and Jimmy Iovine is not leaving Apple. All this on Crunch Report.

Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple this year

Jimmy Iovine, the music mogul who sold Beats to Apple in 2014, is reportedly leaving Apple later this year (in August), Billboard reports. Word on the street is that Iovine’s departure is timed

Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price

Beats had a handful of different sounds on hand to test the Studio 3 ahead of launch. The demo was designed to showcase the range of the headphones’ new adaptive noise-canceling technology — but t

Beats brings adaptive noise canceling to its Studio 3 headphones

Last year’s big Beats announcements revolved around the addition of the W1 chip, the first real collaborative addition to the hardware line since the company was picked up by Apple in 2014. The quic

Apple will toss in a pair of Beats headphones for students who buy a Mac or iPad Pro

Starting today, Apple’s sweetening its education discount program by tossing in a free pair of Beats headphones for qualified students. The deal is timed to coincide with the looming back-to-school

Crunch Report: Prince returns to Spotify

Today’s Stories  Prince returns to Spotify and Napster this weekend WhatsApp now supports two-step authentication Amazon’s Tap speaker gets a hands-free update in defiance of its name Beats X

Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor

It’s hard to say precisely what took Beats X so long to arrive. Unlike Apple’s own house-branded AirPods, the company didn’t really start from scratch. Sure, it’s a somewhat new form factor, b

Apple’s long-delayed Beats X wireless earbuds launch February 10

Just ahead of the holidays, Apple announced the further delay of its Beats X wireless earbuds, pushing their launch back to an unspecified time in February. Meantime, the company managed to get its al

The Powerbeats3 bring some nice upgrades for iPhone owners

The Powerbeats3 don’t look all that different from their predecessors. There are a few tweaks here and there, mostly aimed at getting them to fit better. The primary distinction is tucked away insid

Get ready for new Beats (wireless?) headphones at the iPhone event

That’s what we call a teeny tiny fuckup. Beats sent a press release to iGen.fr and other French media outlets saying that they should expect new Beats products on September 7 during Apple’s press

Making earphones customized for hearing ability, Even tunes up $2 million

MeQ Inc., the company behind Even earphones, the tunable earbuds that adjust to users’ unique hearing abilities, has raised $2 million as it looks to expand its business. Financing came from

Trademark Filings Point To More Beats Radio Stations Coming To Apple Music

Just-spotted trademark applications from Apple-owned Beats Electronics, LLC point to Apple’s plans to introduce more live streaming radio stations to its Apple Music service to accompany its 24

Apple’s Beats Announces The $229 Pill+, Will Hit Shelves Next Month

It’s amazing to think that the original Pill hit the shelves over three years ago to take on Jambox. Since then, the company behind it, Beats, was acquired by Apple. With over a million sold sin

Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

Hardware is hot -- and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earl

Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase

Apple launched its 2015 Back to School deal today, offering those who purchase a new Mac, under education pricing, a free pair of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones. Users will also be able to upgrade to

The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers

Shopping -- both online and offline -- is a great luxury of the modern era. People can enjoy a great selection at lower prices and shop from the convenience of their home, while still having the optio

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Due To “Rare” Fire Safety Risk

Apple has issued a voluntary recall for the Beats Pill XL Bluetooth speaker, which is made by the company it acquired last year. The speaker, originally created pre-acquisition, apparently poses a pot
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