August 4th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Apple’s $3bn acquisition of Beats has cleared regulatory hurdles and is now complete. Last week the European Commission waved through the deal, stating that there were no “competition concerns...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday we reported on claims that around 200 staff were being laid off from Beats Electronics, as it moves to complete its acquisition by Apple. Now the two companies have clarified the situation: jobs...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A fortnight ago, the tech press and music industry went into simultaneous meltdown about leaks regarding Apple’s plans to buy Beats for $3.2bn. Neither side would comment and then it all went very quiet,...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple may have won EC approval of its $3bn Beats acquisition, but the deal hasn’t actually closed yet – it’s expected to this quarter, assuming various lawsuits filed since it was announced...

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June 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Apple bought Beats, industry thoughts quickly turned to a likely battle for exclusives with Beats Music’s streaming music rivals. We haven’t quite seen that yet in terms of big albums...

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June 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s digital music strategy took its latest unexpected twist on Friday evening, when the New York Post published a report claiming that the company is in talks to buy personal radio service Songza....

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June 2nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Tonight will see Apple's latest new software (and possibly hardware) announcements at its WWDC developer conference keynote. Ahead of that, though, there has been a flurry of follow-up news on the company's...

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May 29th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

The absolute worst kept secret in living memory has now been confirmed – namely that Apple is buying Beats for $3bn (well, actually $2.6bn with another $400m to be vested over time) and it expects it...

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May 21st, 2014 by Music Ally

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Beats faces another lawsuit in run-up to rumoured Apple acquisition

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