Beats Electronics

Apple didn’t just license Beats earbuds

Apple didn’t just license Beats earbuds

It would appear - at first glance - that the next line of Beats by Dr. Dre have been revealed in Space Gray, Gold, and Silver, replicating the most recent color schemes of the iPhone 5s. Instead, these "upbeats se" earbuds are only out-of-stock on the Beats by Dre website instead of newly released.

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Apple’s Beats buy about Music, not headphones

Apple’s Beats buy about Music, not headphones

Apple acquiring Beats is not about design. Apple did not acquire Beats for their design prowess, as the Beats group does not design the physical elements of their own products - Ammunition Group* does. Instead, Apple will have acquired Beats for its inroads to music, one way or the other. It is possible, if this deal is done, that Apple will have made a bad decision.

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Apple $3.2bn Beats buy apparently confirmed by Dr. Dre

Apple $3.2bn Beats buy apparently confirmed by Dr. Dre

As ways of announcing a $3.2bn acquisition go, popping drinks in the studio with Dr. Dre as he declares himself "the first billionaire in hip-hop" over the deal to sell Beats to Apple is one of the most memorable. In a video posted by actor Tyrese Gibson to his Instagram account, the rapper and producer behind Beats Audio seemingly confirms the sale to the iPhone maker, along with suggesting that the Forbes rich list probably now needs updating.

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Apple rumored to be closing in on deal for Beats Electronics

Apple rumored to be closing in on deal for Beats Electronics

Notoriously quiet about acquisitions, Apple may be set to make some noise. A report from Financial Times pegs the California company as close to tucking Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics under their wing. The deal, reportedly worth $3.2 billion, would encompass all Beats properties.

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Fiat 500L Beats Edition puts Dr. Dre in your dash

Fiat 500L Beats Edition puts Dr. Dre in your dash

If you thought you were cool because you had Beats headphones, think again; now you need a new set of car keys. Fiat has revealed the 500L Beats Edition, a special version of its larger city car, complete with a stereo developed, tuned, and calibrated by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine as well as a new paint job complete with red and chrome trim.

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Beats Music Review

Beats Music Review

When you open Beats Music - after you've signed up or signed in - you're not going to find a playlist of music you've listened to a thousand times before. Beats Music is a system that's pushed to create a music-driven experience. Instead of being just a conduit through which music is served, Beats Music makes a real effort to be a real bartender of the drinks that are musical tracks. Beats Music is not an MP3 player, it's a virtual DJ.

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Beats Music powers up human-curated streaming Jan 21st

Beats Music powers up human-curated streaming Jan 21st

Beats Music, the much-anticipated Spotify rival from makers of the fashionable headphone brand, will launch on January 21st in the US, offering curated playlists delivered multiple times a day, ad-hoc track selection based on environment and mood, and over 20m tracks from major and independent labels. The service, created by Beats Electronics' Jimmy Iovine along with Dr. Dre, Luke Wood, Trent Reznor, and Ian Rogers, will attempt to address one of the big, lingering issues facing existing streaming providers: the problem of choice-overload and not being able to pick between the hundreds of thousands of albums on offer.

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Beats Music streaming service opens up username reservations

Beats Music streaming service opens up username reservations

If there's one method for firing up interest in a service early that's bound to work, it's sending out an open invite for users to register their username early. That's what the folks at Beats Music are doing this week with their upcoming streaming music service, readied for January of 2014, coming up today with username registrations in a wild west fashion.

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Chrysler 300s gets new Dr. Dre Beats system, design upgrades for 2014

Chrysler 300s gets new Dr. Dre Beats system, design upgrades for 2014

Chrysler's top-of-the-line full-size luxury sedan is getting a fresh Dr. Dre treatment. The 2014 Chrysler 300s will be equipped with a new Dre-designed, Dre-approved BeatsAudio sound system. To demonstrate the boomin', the Uconnect dashboard touchscreen system controls it all. The 2014 is also getting a design makeover.

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Beats by Dr. Dre announces new Pill and Pill XL with NFC

Beats by Dr. Dre announces new Pill and Pill XL with NFC

Beats Electronics has announced a new, larger incarnation of the Beats Pill: the Pill XL. Measuring in at 13 inches long by 4 inches in diameter, the Pill XL will arrive in stores by early December, 2013. Both the original Pill and the Pill XL will also get some added features that should make for some interesting listening.

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Beats Music launch in “next few months” with curated playlist AI

Beats Music launch in “next few months” with curated playlist AI

Beats Music, the music streaming service to take on Spotify and Radio, will launch "within the next few months" the company has confirmed, following a more curated approach than rivals so as to rescue users overwhelmed by choice. "We're going to focus really heavily on playlists," Beats president Luke Wood told The Next Web, "because that's how we consume music and that's how most people consume music."

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HTC boots Beats in final share sell-off

HTC boots Beats in final share sell-off

HTC has sold its final 25-percent stake in Beats Electronics, cutting remaining ties with the headphones and audio company and making a little extra cash in the process over its initial investment. The deal sees HTC sell its last shares for $265m to Beats, as the audio firm takes sole control of its business, and follows HTC shedding its majority stake last year.

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