Justified Watch: It Beats Angry


Spoilers for the series finale of Justified, “The Promise,” below: The last gunshot in “The Promise” is fired 20 minutes before the episode ends. The scene is as Western as Western can be without the tumbleweeds. Raylan and quick-draw artist Boon stare each other down on a lonesome highway. We see Boon framed, classically, from the vantage of Raylan’s holster. There’s a cut quick enough to just show Boon draw first. We see a long view of the two shootists, firing Read more [...]

Teens drop beats, rhymes, and mics at third Soundshop


“This one feels really good,” said Navid Najafi about the museum’s third Soundshop program, which took place last Tuesday in the Doris Duke Theatre. “We’re really happy that the kids are into it, everybody is excited. For us, it’s not about the result, it’s about the process, about sparking creativity.” Judging by the energy vibrating from  the nearly 40 students from Farrington High School at Soundshop, there was a lot of sparking going on. Launched Read more [...]

Federer beats Simon to win Shanghai Masters


Shanghai (AFP) - Roger Federer beat Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/2) to win the Shanghai Masters and claim the 81st victory of his career on Sunday.The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who will move up to world number two in the rankings, next week claimed his second straight Masters title after also winning in Cincinnati in August.Join the conversation about this story » Business Insider Read more [...]

Reports say Apple may bring changes to Beats Music streaming service


Beats' message upon acquisition; unclear if sunsetting Beats Music was on the table at the time. Beats Audio Dueling reports from TechCrunch and Recode Monday suggest that Apple is likely to bring changes to Beats Music, the streaming music service owned by Beats Audio. TechCrunch cites five anonymous sources from both Beats and Apple as saying that Apple plans to shut the service down, but Recode cites Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr as saying TechCrunch's Read more [...]

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 Read more [...]

MOG founder sues Beats Electronics for $20M ahead of rumored Apple acquisition


Image Credit: Flickr / Twang PhotographyFounder of now shuttered music service MOG David Hyman is suing Beats Electronics for upwards of $ 20 million, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. Hyman joined Beats after the company purchased the MOG streaming music service back in 2012, which eventually evolved into the current Beats Music service. Hyman said he was fired after trying to get rid of a “problematic” employee a bit less than a year after the MOG acquisition. Under Hyman’s Read more [...]

D.C. councilwoman beats mayor in Democratic primary


Muriel Bowser wins over voters upset with Mayor Vincent Gray, who has been dragged down by charges that he was involved in an illegal 'shadow campaign.' Bowser is expected to triumph in November. WASHINGTON — Muriel Bowser, a relatively little-known District of Columbia councilwoman, triumphed in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary over incumbent Vincent Gray, whose tenure has been tarnished by a corruption scandal. The win most likely means she will be the next mayor in the overwhelmingly Read more [...]