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Get to know Beats Music, the streaming service that could make Apple spend billions

Curious as to why Apple is reportedly going to part with $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics? Look no further than the Beats Music streaming service and how it can beef up what Apple offers.

Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

Despite the scoffing of the crowd, the Beats deal is a smart move for Apple, argues Michael Simon. It brings technology, star power, and street cred all in one convenient package.

Apple may buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, reports say

Beats is a popular maker of headphones and a new music streaming service

Apple's PR strategy, App.net, RSS, and a potential Surface Mini

With Apple's PR chief stepping down, we ask whether the company's public-relations strategy can translate elsewhere. Also, we discuss the relative merits of App.net, RSS, and a hypothetical Surface mini. With guests Caitlin McGarry, Dan Frakes, and Brad Chacos.

Jury finds Samsung infringed some Apple patents, must pay $120M in damages

Number of patents, jury award both less than Apple was seeking.

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Apple vs. Samsung, Google+, iTunes, and location apps

Apple vs. Samsung: What is it good for? The same goes for Google+, iTunes, and location-based applications. Apparently we're all grumpy. With guests Philip Michaels, Dan Miller, and Leah Yamshon.

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Report: First quarter smartphone shipments up 28 percent, Samsung still on top

Samsung ships twice as many smartphones as Apple, and everyone else is fighting for scraps.

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Watch Apple's CarPlay in action, as Mercedes-Benz takes us for a spin

Apple's CarPlay is bobbing up everywhere, it seems, though it's not quite final yet. Watch this video of a prototype, demonstrated at the Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Sunnyvale.

Get an early look at Apple's CarPlay in action

Learn how CarPlay will help you control music, interact with Siri, make phone calls or more, as we see a prototype in action in a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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Why ComiXology ditched Apple's in-app purchase system

The maker of the digital comics reader has taken heat for removing in-app purchases from its iOS app. But if you look at things from ComiXology's perspective, the move makes sense.