Apple Recalls Beats' Pill XL Speaker Because It's a Big Old Fire Hazard

Beats’ Pill XL speakers are HOT HOT HOT! As in, they will literally catch on fire and you should remove them from your home or office environment immediately. Apple is recalling Beats’ largest Pill speaker model because overheating batteries may cause the oblong, overpriced speakers to be set ablaze.
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Apple Hires BBC DJ Zane Lowe to Work on Beats Streaming Service

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe has announced that he's leaving his job at the station. That normally wouldn't concern us, but it's where he's headed to next that's caught our attention — Cupertino, into the open arms of Apple, where he's expected to play an integral role in the formation of Apple's Beats-powered streaming… » 2/15/15 11:30am 2/15/15 11:30am

Report: Amazon's Streaming Music Service Will Only Have Older Tunes

Buzzfeed reports that the rumored Amazon Prime streaming music service will launch this June or July, and that will only contain songs that have been out for six months or longer. That way it'll be an added service for its own customers without providing a comparable alternative to services like Beats Music and… » 5/29/14 4:36pm 5/29/14 4:36pm

Apple Just Hired the Two Smartest Music Moguls of Our Time

It's official, Apple's dropping $3 billion on a headphone empire. But more than a blockbuster headphone brand and a promising streaming music service, Apple is getting two of the smartest music and entertainment minds in the world. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine work for Apple now, and that's a potentially revolutionary… » 5/28/14 6:27pm 5/28/14 6:27pm

Apple Is Officially Buying Beats for $3 Billion

After weeks of rumors and speculation, Apple has officially bought Beats By Dre for $3 billion. The deal includes both Beats' immensely lucrative headphone business and the recently launched streaming audio service. Beats founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. That's right, Dr. Dre works for Apple now. » 5/28/14 4:33pm 5/28/14 4:33pm

What Other Companies Could Apple Buy With Its $150 Billion In Cash?

At the end of its last financial quarter, Apple had $151 billion in cash just sitting there collecting dust. Is it any wonder it's going after profitable companies like Beats? What's $3.2 billion? Here's a humorous look at just how many companies Apple could buy with its stack-o-cash—and just how easily a corporate… » 5/13/14 1:20pm 5/13/14 1:20pm

Report: Apple Is Getting Ready to Buy Beats for $3.2 Billion

According to the Financial Times, Apple is closing in on an acquisition of Beats, the headphone manufacturer turned streaming music service. The $3.2 billion deal would give Apple control over a powerful brand, but at the same time, it would be puzzling and uncharacteristic of Apple. The FT points out it would be… » 5/08/14 5:56pm 5/08/14 5:56pm

In Dre We Trust: Why You Should Try Beats Music

After a year of hype, Beats Music is finally here, and if it has a definitive pitch, the company's frenetic, towheaded CEO Ian Rogers served it to me over blaring punk music in a Lower East Side bar last week. "I've got [legendary producer] Jimmy Iovine calling me on the weekend and saying, 'What the hell is this… » 1/21/14 10:30am 1/21/14 10:30am