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Apple to Acquire Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics for $3 Billion
/ May 29, 2014 4:21 pm
Apple to Acquire Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics for $3 Billion

Further bolstering its music offerings, Apple late Wednesday said it will pay $3 billion to acquire Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics, the developer of a subscription streaming music service and maker of popular headphones, speakers and audio software. Under the deal, expected to close by the end of September, the company will make an initial payment of $2.6 billion, plus another $400 million that will vest over time. As part of the acquisition, co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple in unspecified roles. Read More

Report: PayPal-Related Phishing Attacks Spike 73% During First Quarter
/ May 27, 2014 2:33 pm
Report: PayPal-Related Phishing Attacks Spike 73% During First Quarter

Phishing attacks aimed at PayPal users increased 73% during the first quarter, according to a new report from McLean-based Cyren. During a two-week sampling taken during the quarter, the company found that the number of PayPal-related phishing URLs increased from approximately 750 a day in the fourth quarter to more than 1,300 a day. . Read More

Google Overtakes Apple as Most Valuable Brand
/ May 21, 2014 4:40 pm
Google Overtakes Apple as Most Valuable Brand

Yahoo Finance reports that Google (GOOG) has surpassed Apple (AAPL) as the world's most valuable brand, according to MillwardBrown's 2014 BrandZ ranking. . Read More

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Apple to Integrate HD Audio in iOS8
/ May 14, 2014 2:34 pm
Apple to Integrate HD Audio in iOS8

Hypebot reports that Apple is reportedly preparing high-definition audio playback for iOS8, according to Japanese website Mac Otakara. The announcement is expected to be made at their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June. . Read More

Billboard: Apple May Unveil Iovine, Dr. Dre Exec Appointments at June Conference
/ May 12, 2014 3:12 pm
Billboard: Apple May Unveil Iovine, Dr. Dre Exec Appointments at June Conference

Billboard reports that Apple could unveil Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre as its latest recruits at its Worldwide Developers’ Conference in June, according to people familiar with the Beats Electronics acquisition talks. . Read More

Re/code: Why Apple Is Betting Big on Beats: Hardware for Now, Streaming for Later
/ May 9, 2014 5:09 pm
Re/code: Why Apple Is Betting Big on Beats: Hardware for Now, Streaming for Later

Peter Kafka of re/code published a good article on why Apple will likely acquire Beats, describing the possible transaction as essentially two deals in one - one for the consumer electronics arm of Beats and the other for Beats Music, its newly launched streaming music service. . Read More

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The Verge: Apple Reportedly Considering Buying Beats for $3.2 Billion
/ May 8, 2014 3:49 pm
The Verge: Apple Reportedly Considering Buying Beats for $3.2 Billion

The Verge reports that, according to a new report from The Financial Times, Apple is reportedly negotiating the purchase of Beats for $3.2 billion. According to the report the deal would include both Beats Music, the streaming service, as well as the part of the company that produces headphones and speakers. Read More

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