| May 9, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Rapper-turned-mogul Dr. Dre proclaimed himself "the first billionaire in hip-hop" in a video making the viral rounds Friday morning, a reference no doubt to the news Thursday that Apple was close to buying fashion-first, high-end headphone maker Beats...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:07 PM
In agreeing to pay $3 billion to acquire Beats, Apple Inc. is betting that two music industry insiders can help restore some of its fading cool among young consumers while also helping it reinvent a troubled digital music business.
The largest deal in...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:04 AM
TORONTO (Reuters) - Searching for that elusive parking spot or a nearby attraction? Forget about consulting your smartphone, just look at the car dashboard.
Whether it is streaming music and listening to audio books, or even ordering a pizza, apps are...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Amazon.com on Wednesday jumped into the crowded world of video-streaming devices by announcing the Fire TV, a $99 set-top box.
The Amazon Fire TV will now go head to head against the Apple TV, the Google Chromecast and four Roku devices. These devices...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The long-anticipated Beats Music service, from veteran music executive Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre, is on the launch pad, with AT&T touting a new family plan.
Beats Music, set to launch on Jan. 21, will vie with Pandora, Spotify and Apple's iTunes...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers -- better known as ASCAP -- turns 100 on Feb. 13.
The performing rights organization reportedly got its start when operetta composer Victor Herbert ("Babes in Toyland") overheard a piece of his...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
How long until it's free?
I haven't tried the new Beats Music service. I'd be stunned if it's not well-designed and utilitarian. I applaud its focus on mobile, but isn't this really just Pressplay 10 years later?
I know we want people to pay for music....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
You have more ways than ever to program your own music.
1. WYOU is on the air.
Never mind paying a buck to purchase, download and store individual songs. You can now create your own radio station. The streaming field is...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Having already revolutionized the way people around the world buy and listen to music, communicate with one another and generally manage their daily lives, Apple is taking its innovation on the road. The tech giant today at the 2014 Geneva......
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Apple likely won't unveil iOS 8 until this summer, but already, details about the upcoming iPhone and iPad operating system are beginning to come out.
9to5Mac, which is known for its impressive track record of Apple scoops, this week released numerous...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:31 PM
Apple has purchased Topsy, a Twitter analytics firm, for $200 million.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has acquired the company, which is known for its extensive data of Twitter information. Topsy is capable of tracking what users are...