Apple and Beats isn't the only acquisition making headlines this week: TechCrunch reported Thursday that legendary suitcase manufacturer Samsonite is acquiring smartphone and tablet case maker Speck Products in an $85 million cash deal. Speck is one of the top four accessory makers for such devices, and with an estimated $2.3 billion worth of cases sold in the U.S. alone last year, it's not hard to imagine why Samsonite wants to enter that market. On the other hand, Apple may have overpaid for Beats Music, according to a new report. Read on to find out more!
Perhaps not so coincidentally, iTunes boss Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine were both scheduled to speak Wednesday at the inaugural Code Conference, appearances that were hastily consolidated after yesterday's news.
As WWDC 2014 quickly approaches, the rumor mill has turned to an iMac refresh and other idle speculation in recent days, mostly jumping off the so-called "iWatch" bandwagon — a brief reprieve that ends right about now.
We never like to kick off a recap with news about a product or service going down the tubes, but that's exactly what's happening with the folks at Springpad. Initially launched six years ago as a competitor to Evernote, Springpad announced that the service will be shutting down for good on June 25, taking all of its apps and sync with it. The company is working on an export tool to allow its more than five million customers to migrate their data elsewhere, and plans to have more details next month. We now return you to our regularly scheduled Wednesday recap...
While most Apple pundits have been focused on what Cupertino might be changing with this year's versions of OS X and iOS, a new report claims the iPhone maker plans to make a full-frontal assault on the home at WWDC 2014.
The $3.2 billion deal between Apple and Beats Electronics continues to make headlines, with more details seeming to confirm our previous report that the arrangment is less about overpriced headphones or streaming music services than the tastemakers running the company.
Despite recent rumors to the contrary, it appears consumer electronics titans Apple and Samsung may actually be no closer to settling their differences over patents — especially when attorneys for the Korean manufacturer have resorted to name-calling.
Apple and Google waited until the stock market was closed for the week to announce a formal end to its longtime patent battles — a move that could potentially pave the way for settling the feud between Apple and the search giant's partner Samsung as well.