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Beats rebuys 25% of its own shares from HTC for $150M

Wiipop incorporates Kinect camera and several Wiimotes into a veritable electric boogaloo

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Sure, we've seen plenty of dancing games harness the Wii and Kinect's unique motion capture systems, but the Wiipop prototype takes things to another level, combining the technology of both with some pro-level dance moves. The game utilizes the Kinect's 3D camera and up to eight body-mounted Wiimotes, letting...
Wiipop incorporates Kinect camera and several Wiimotes into a veritable electric boogaloo

Microsoft Apologizes After Dance Routine At Norway Event Gets Naughty

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Somewhere there’s a handful of Microsoft marketing contractors getting fired. That’s an easy conclusion from the PR blunder stemming from a Microsoft developers event in Norway that included some dancing girls, and some embarrassing lyrics accompanying their routing. As reported by Geekwire, the dance routine took place at an event...
Microsoft Apologizes After Dance Routine At Norway Event Gets Naughty
HTC replaces CFO after just one year on the job
Good Deal: HTC Rezound and LG Spectrum on sale for $99 at Verizon

Constructing a Song: Trent Reznor’s Cacophony of Beats

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Constructing a Song: Trent Reznor’s Cacophony of Beats

HP launches consumer laptops with plenty of touch

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On the same day that HP had to admit to lackluster consumer PC sales, the company is announcing a new raft of consumer notebook computers. Touchscreens will be available even on a lower-end models, a key move for HP to stay on-trend. The flashiest models are the Envy Touchsmart...
HP launches consumer laptops with plenty of touch
Dr. Dre skirts Olympic rules with Beats marketing campaign

Verizon Droid DNA Review: This display gives reality a run for its money

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We pretty much knew what to expect going into the Droid DNA event this week. The 5-inch “don’t call it a phablet” phone had been leaked in various forms, though its specs and specifically its 5-inch, 1080P, 441PPI display seemed a little “too much” to be true. However, pretty much...
Verizon Droid DNA Review: This display gives reality a run for its money
Win an HTC One X with Beats Audio from AT&T and The Verge

'Beat Making Lab' brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities

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Is the next Mos Def or Azalea Banks languishing in a region where there's no way to get his or her talent across? The producer who's laid down beats for those stars, 'Apple Juice Kid' (aka Steven Levitin) along with fellow UNC prof Pierce Frelon aim to find out...
'Beat Making Lab' brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities

Today's Scuttlebot: Yahoo-Google Deal and Ladies' Laptop Bags

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include an analysis of a deals to make Beats by Dre headphones, Facebook and European officials resolving a dispute over facial recognition data and a new agreement between yahoo...
Today's Scuttlebot: Yahoo-Google Deal and Ladies' Laptop Bags

Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep majority stake, 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'

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Although HTC and Beats are just shy of the one-year anniversary of their 300 million dollar partnership, it looks like the two are again growing apart. In a letter to shareholders today, it's been announced that the original owners of Beats plan to buy back 25 percent of its...
Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep majority stake, 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'
First images of the HTC Incredible 4G for Verizon leaked

HP's Slate 7 tablet goes on sale, brings on the Beats for $170

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After a false alarm, HP is keeping to its initial promise of delivering its Slate 7 Android tablet this month -- and with a few days to spare, no less. The seven-inch device, which first popped up at MWC back in February, is now on sale in the US...
HP's Slate 7 tablet goes on sale, brings on the Beats for $170

Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO

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Beats snapped up music service MOG back in summer for a tidy sum of $14 million. Since then it's been unclear on what it intended to do with it. Today we learn that Dre and Lovine have appointed former Topspin boss Ian Rogers as CEO, specifically with the task...
Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO
Watch this: 'Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808' trailer
Apple Retail Stores Do $4.2B Worth Of Sales In Q4 2012, Beats Out Q3 Earnings

Rdio Streams Music To 11 New Nations, Tweaks iPhone App

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Rdio expands its reach. Rdio has just expanded its streaming music system to Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Mexico, among other countries. The music-streaming company also made its free web offer (the initial six months before a paid monthly tariff kicks in) available in Brazil. Along with...
Rdio Streams Music To 11 New Nations, Tweaks iPhone App

HTC teases 'new sound and camera experience' coming in 2013

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After publishing a self-promoting infographic that takes a look at the history of photography, it's pretty obvious that HTC has something up its sleeve concerning smartphone cameras. While the company didn't carve out clear cut details of what it has in store, the popular Taiwanese phone maker did give...
HTC teases 'new sound and camera experience' coming in 2013

Beats Electronics’ MOG acquisition had a $14 million pricetag

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Beats Audio’s acquisition of music streaming service MOG was only confirmed yesterday despite months of speculation. But how much did the HTC-backed company pay? According to an HTC investor release (via UnwiredView), the price was just $14 million. HTC’s release says that the total amount was negotiated by both parties involved...
Beats Electronics’ MOG acquisition had a $14 million pricetag

Supply shortages notwithstanding, 59 analysts predict 26.3M (mean) iPhones sold in Q4

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Apple has been selling iPhone 5′s as fast as they can make them since its mid-September launch. However, preorder delays and retail shortages related to manufacturing troubles meant Apple was a little shy of the 10 million units predicted by analysts for opening weekend. We know Apple sold at least...
Supply shortages notwithstanding, 59 analysts predict 26.3M (mean) iPhones sold in Q4

Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

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If you're a Facebook shareholder who has lost half their money since the May IPO, here's some good news for you: Wall Street has finally sobered up about Facebook's prospects. Specifically, in the wake of Facebook customer Zynga's latest collapse, Wall Street has finally realized that its expectations for the...
Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

Found Footage: Singing with a quartet of iPhones

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Filed under: iPhone Happy weekend! Here's a girl from Korea, named applegirl002 over on YouTube, playing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" with a quartet of iPhones as accompaniment. Sure, the song's not that great, but look at those iPhones go! She's using I am T-Pain for autotuning the singing, Beatmaker for...
Found Footage: Singing with a quartet of iPhones

MOG's Music-Focused Ad Network Sold To Townsquare Media

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Before it was a music streaming service that was acquired by Beats, MOG was a music blog network. It launched in 2008 as the MOG Music Network, an ad network to monetize that content. Townsquare Media has acquired that last part of MOG. MOG operated one of the most important...
MOG's Music-Focused Ad Network Sold To Townsquare Media

iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

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Apple's flagship phone outpaced all other rivals to become the world's best seller in the fourth quarter, says Strategy Analytics. [Read more]...
iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

Radioactive Orchestra 2.0 takes the music live, makes sweet photonic melodies (video)

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Sweden's Kollektivet Livet took a step towards demystifying the invisible energy around us last year through its Radioactive Orchestra, which turned isotopes into beats and beeps. To our relief, the Orchestra isn't content to record in the studio. Version 2.0 of the music project is all about going on...
Radioactive Orchestra 2.0 takes the music live, makes sweet photonic melodies (video)
Beats CEO spent three years trying to convince Steve Jobs to launch streaming music service

Beats is reportedly buying MOG music subscription service

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As we wrote last month, the choices for online streaming music have gotten pretty aggressive over the past few months. With Spotify’s push into the US, it has all but eclipsed every other name in the news, yet there are still many options from which a music lover can choose....
Beats is reportedly buying MOG music subscription service
Here's The Beats By Dre "Executive" Headphone Review By Someone Who Actually Used Them
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