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Beats Project “Daisy” spins off with independent funding (without Apple)

Beats Project “Daisy” spins off with independent funding (without Apple)

Just last night there was a bit of an interesting "leak" of information leading the public to believe Beats streaming music project "Daisy" would be joining forces with Apple - as it turns out, they're actually teaming up with a whole different party altogether. While it might seem like quite a stretch to think that the investment announced today would have had anything to do with Apple's Tim Cook, there still may be room for the company to be in on this deal - however unlikely. The announcement today is for a $60 million dollar investment "led by" Access Industries (the industrial group founded by Len Blavatnik), Marc Rowan, James Packer and "entities affiliated with Lee M. Bass".

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Apple reportedly in talks with Beats over music streaming service

Apple reportedly in talks with Beats over music streaming service

According to sources said to be familiar with the situation, Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue met up with Jimmy Iovine, the CEO of Dr. Dre's Beats. The trio are reported to have talked about Beats' planned music service codenamed Project Daisy, something it says is in reference to the first digital song. The talks weren't about any sort of deal, however, instead spanning a wide range of topics about the service in general.

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Beats Project Daisy pulls off as stand-alone music service

Beats Project Daisy pulls off as stand-alone music service

This week the folks at Beats Electronics have announced Ian Rogers as CEO of a brand new stand-along music service-based company that'll operate under the Beats Electronics umbrella. This move has the Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine founded company pushing forward with this separate sect that'll be joined by music industry veterans Luke Wood and Trent Reznor as well as music company Topspin. Breaking this all down into its simplest terms: there's about to be a new Beats-related music entity in the market that sells digital music.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today was a pretty big day as far as news goes, with Apple sending out invites to an upcoming event, which is where we're assuming the company will announce the iPad Mini. Not one to be outdone, Microsoft finally gave us some substantial details on Surface today (including information on pre-orders), and Samsung was right there to put its line up of new Windows 8 PCs and tablets up for pre-order as well.

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Beats Audio unveils new Pill portable speaker

Beats Audio unveils new Pill portable speaker

In need of a wireless, portable speaker? Beats Audio has you covered, today revealing a new tiny speaker with a weird little name. Say hello to the Beats Pill, which you can see pictured below. One glance at the image and you can tell where Beats Audio got the name, but that still doesn't make it sound any less strange. In any case, the Pill is a wireless speaker, so you know what that means: Bluetooth, baby.

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Windows Phone 8X by HTC hits AT&T with Beats equipped

Windows Phone 8X by HTC hits AT&T with Beats equipped

AT&T is bringing on the HTC heat this season with not one, not two, but three new smartphones ready to keep you in the fold with One love. Of course the HTC One series name is relegated to the Android universe, but for Windows Phone 8, this is the closest you're going to get: the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, arriving in November. This device comes with a 4.3-inch 720p display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, and Beats audio.

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