TechnikObst Livestream zur WWDC 2014 Keynote!

Ja, es gibt einen TechnikObst Livestream zur WWDC 2014 Keynote am 02. Juni. Ich würde mich freuen wenn ihr alle wieder mit dabei seit wenn wir ab 18Uhr, also eine Stunde vor der Keynote nochmal die letzten Gerüchte & Co. zusammen durchgehen. Stattfinden wird das ganze auf YouTube, letzte aktuelle Infos gibt es immer auf Twitter und Facebook.

Hier geht es zum Livestream: Direktlink zum YouTube-Livestream

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Offiziell: Apple kauft Beats für 3 Milliarden US $

Peter Kafka:

The Apple/Beats Electronics deal is now official, and Apple says it will spend up to $3 billion to buy the headphone-maker and streaming music company.


Because Apple likes the businesses Beats has already built, and wants to make new stuff with the help of its employees, says CEO Tim Cook. “We could build about anything that you could dream of. But that’s not the question,” he said in an interview. “The thing that Beats provides us is a headstart, and it provides us with incredible people, kindred spirits.”

Apple says it will keep the Beats hardware brand intact, as well as the Beats Music streaming service. It also says Beats Electronics co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join the company as full-time employees.

Wow. Nun ist es offiziell. Apple belässt die Marke wie sie ist, das ist neu für Apple. Ich bin gespannt was Craig Federighi und Eddie Cue noch auf der recode Konferenz dazu sagen.

Apples offizielle Pressemitteilung:

Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics

CUPERTINO, California—May 28, 2014—Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time.

“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”

“I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple,” said Jimmy Iovine. “The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple’s unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple’s deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special.”

Iovine has been at the forefront of innovation in the music industry for decades, and he has been an instrumental partner for Apple and iTunes® for more than a decade. He has produced or collaborated with some of the most successful artists in the history of the iTunes Store®, helping make it the world’s number one music retailer. Iovine and Dr. Dre are sound pioneers, artists and entrepreneurs.

Beats Electronics has brought the energy, emotion and excitement of playback in the recording studio back to the listening experience and has introduced an entirely new generation to premium sound entertainment. Beats Music was developed by a team of people who have each spent their entire career in music and provides music fans with an incredible curated listening experience.

“Music is such an important part of Apple’s DNA and always will be,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The addition of Beats will make our music lineup even better, from free streaming with iTunes Radio to a world-class subscription service in Beats, and of course buying music from the iTunes Store as customers have loved to do for years.”

In just five years since launch, the Beats “b” has become the brand of choice in the music and sports worlds, and is the market leader in the premium headphone market. Music superstars including Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj have designed their own customized Beats headphones and speakers. Fashion designers and street artists such as Alexander Wang, Futura and Snarkitecture have collaborated on special limited products, while renowned athletes including LeBron James, Serena Williams and Neymar use Beats as a critical part of their training and game day process. Beats has quickly become part of pop culture in the US and with the acquisition the Beats product lineup will be offered in many more countries through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Subject to regulatory approvals, Apple expects the transaction to close in fiscal Q4.

Formally established in 2008 as the brainchild of legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, Beats Electronics (Beats) comprises the Beats by Dr. Dre family of premium consumer headphones, earphones, and speakers as well as patented Beats Audio software technology and streaming music subscription service Beats Music. Through these offerings, Beats has effectively brought the energy, emotion and excitement of playback in the recording studio to the listening experience and has introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium sound entertainment.

Beats Music is a subscription streaming music service that focuses on providing a personalized music experience for each user through a unique blend of digital innovation and musical passion. Programmed by a trusted team of well-respected music experts with over 300 years of experience across all genres, Beats Music delivers the right music for any situation, any time, and any preference, personalized to your tastes. The result is an artist-friendly digital music service that does more than simply offer access to music, but one that establishes an emotional connection to it as well.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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TechnikObst Podcast #066 – Ein klassischer Apple Move

Die aktuelle Ausgabe des TechnikObst Podcast steht ab sofort zur Verfügung.

TechnikObst Podcast #066 – Ein klassischer Apple Move

Apple streamt WWDC Keynote, LG G3, WWDC App Update, Angela Ahrendts drei Punkte Plan, kein Updates für zurückgegebene Apps mehr, Osmo, Find my iPhone missbraucht, altes iPad gegen neues tauschen, ARM basierte Macs, die Telekom prophezeit das iPhone 6 für den 19. September, von Apple zu facebook, Touch ID für alle, ein neuer iMac auf der WWDC, stellt Apple eine Smart Home Plattform für iOS auf der WWDC vor?, Google wertvoller als Marke als Apple, iAd Produce Update, iWork in iCloud Update, iMessage Bug, zwei neue Your Verse iPad TV Spots, 8GB iPhone 5c nun auch in Indien, Liquidmetal, Mac Pro in unter einer Woche, OS X 10.9.3, OS X Server Update, Safari Update, facebook mit Shazam Feature, Microsoft und das Surface Pro 3, Netflix dieses Jahr auch in Deutschland, YouTube will Twitch, Pixelmator Update, Spotify mit 10 Millionen zahlenden Kunden, djay App mit Spotify Integration

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Offiziell: Apple stream die WWDC 2014 Keynote live!

Ein typischer “Apple Move”. Parallel zur Ankündigung des LG G3 kündigt Apple ungewöhnlich früh seinen offiziellen Livestream zur WWDC 2014 Keynote am 02.Juni 19Uhr (deutscher Zeit) an. Der Stream findet sich dann hier.

Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later; or QuickTime 7 on Windows. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

Nicht vergessen: Eine Stunde vorher ab 18Uhr beginnt der TechnikObst Livestream auf Youtube.

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Gerücht: Apple stellt angeblich iOS gesteuerte Smart Home Plattform auf der WWDC vor


According to a repot from The Financial Times, Apple is working on a new software platform that would “turn the iPhone into a remote control for lights, security systems and other household appliances.” Apple’s iOS ecosystem is of course already home to an increasing number of connected products for the home like the Philips Hue WiFi connected light bulbs, the Nest thermostat and a number of iPhone controlled appliances, but the report claims that Apple will soon unveil a new central platform that will make for a more seamless experience:

Klingt spannend! Auf Hersteller-Seite soll das ganze wohl ähnlich wie das “Made for iPhone” Lizenzprogramm funktionieren. Für uns Konsumenten ist ein (iOS) einheitlicher Standart nur wünschenswert. Wenn Apple nun auch noch Healtbook welches ja auch als “Plattform” funktioniert vorstellt, gäbe es gleich zwei größere neue Plattformen von Apple auf der diesjährigen WWDC.

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