Let’s be honest: It would be ideal for a business if it could somehow snap up every customer looking for a certain service. But because we (thankfully) live in a world filled with choices, companies instead must compete with rivals to get our hard-earned dollars. A new report says Apple is preparing to debut its new streaming music service by trying to put the squeeze on competitors like Spotify that offer content for free.
Report: DOJ Has An Eye On Apple As It Makes Moves To Push Free Streaming Music Rivals Out Of The Way
Last year, Apple acquired Beats, a company that makes two things that go nicely with media players and smartphones: high-end headphones and a subscription-based music streaming service. While they’re happy to offer a free trial and will be reportedly be pushing the Beats Music app to iDevice users in the future, Apple will not follow competitor Spotify’s lead in offering a free, ad-supported tier. [More]
Listen up, music fans. If you use Beats headphones or listen to Beats streaming music service, there’s a new company in charge of servicing your ears: Apple has confirmed that it’s buying Beats Electronics LLC for $3 billion, which includes both the streaming-music service as well as its headphones business. [More]
Ask any MOG user what they like best about the streaming music service and you’ll likely hear a rush of praise for its high quality streaming, something that’s very important to the well-trained ear. Those MOGgers are no doubt feeling proactively bereft at the news today that its new owners at Beats Electronics will be shutting down the service on April 15. [More]