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How Beats took over the world

From a single pair of headphones to a $3B Apple buyout, here's how the controversial Beats built its vast audio empire.

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How Beats went from a single pair of headphones to a $3B Apple deal

Through a cunning blend of branding, business and celeb endorsements, Beats by Dre has become a major force in today's tech world. CNET's Adventures in Tech explains how.

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A Dre-ful ad celebrates the Apple-Beats deal (and then doesn't)

With two Beats Pills and a cameo by Siri, the spot spoofs a celebration by Dr. Dre. Then it disappears from the Twitter feed of Beats By Dre.

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Apple taps Beats Music CEO as iTunes Radio's band leader

Subscription-streaming service Beats Music and iTunes will continue to stand on their own -- for now -- even as Ian Rogers, the CEO of the Beats Music, takes the the helm of iTunes Radio.

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Apple eliminating 200 Beats jobs -- report

As Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics comes close to completion, hundreds of employees may find that their positions are marked as redundant.

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Will the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 be Apple's premium phone?

Multiple reports point to a Sapphire display and camera optical stabilization only on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Is September 19th the release date? And more iWatch rumors.

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Amazon Fire Phone makes a fiery ring in CNET UK podcast 393

Love is a burning thing, but can the Amazon Fire Phone set our hearts aflame or is it already burned-out?

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T-Mobile unveils 'UnRadio' service, offers data-free music

The UnRadio service is a premium steaming music service developed in collaboration with Rhapsody.

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FIFA bans Beats headphones from World Cup matches

After Brazilian star Neymar is seen donning a pair of colorful Beats headphones, soccer's governing body makes it clear that Sony is the games' official sponsor.

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Colourful AKG Y series lifestyle headphones take on Beats

Headphone specialist AKG has set its sights on beating Beats with the Y40, Y45, Y50 and Y55 cans.

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Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless: Popular sports headphone goes wireless

At $199.95, it's not cheap, but the sweat-resistant Powerbeats2 Wireless is both comfortable to wear and sounds good, particularly for a Bluetooth headphone.

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Amazon adds streaming Prime Music to play against Apple's Beats

Amazon bets the total Prime package -- shipping, e-books, video and now music -- will draw new members, even with a limited streaming-music catalog compared to rivals.

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