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Teens Fight Back Against Ronald And The Burger King With Catchy Rap Song

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.31.2014 | Teen

There are a number of reasons not to say "I'm lovin' it" to fast food in America, but these Oakland, California-based kids say it in a powerful, catch...

New Headsets Geared Toward Mobile/Gaming Generation

Michael L. Berman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Sitting in front of us are seven different over-the-ear headsets from seven manufacturers that want us to believe their product is "unique." Unfortunately, nothing is "unique," although each of these sonic boomers has a feature or two that sets them apart from the others.

Tiësto Curates Summer EDM Playlist for New Music Startup Bop.fm

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

If you're like me, your music collection is getting a bit stale, and you're looking for that awesome new song of the summer, right?

Beats Headphones Banned From World Cup Sidelines

Reuters | Esteban Israel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) - Neymar likes them Brazil-green. England's Wayne Rooney, white. Luis Suarez, blue. Banned from the pitch by FIFA for ...

This Place Sucks

Blake Henderson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

I mean, what's all the hype around this place? I've been here for three weeks already and I can't wait to get back home. Nothing cool. It's all, look: old shitty buildings. Look: old shitty churches. Look: old shitty bridges built by Romans. Look: old shitty people with weird clothes.

Apple's Time Has Come. Again!

Jim Goldman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

The WWDC may have been short on hardware -- as it almost always is -- but as we spin this story forward, the puzzle pieces Apple is putting in place are beginning to form a rather interesting, lucrative picture.

Music Industry Optimistic About Apple-Beats Deal

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 06.09.2014 | Black Voices

When Cortez Bryant decided to negotiate a headphones marketing deal for his clients Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj a few years ago, he turned down more mon...

Kim Bhasin

Why Fancy Headphones Got So Incredibly Popular

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

If you want to know how Beats by Dr. Dre became a household name, go back to 2012. That was the year headphones went from "boring useful thing" to...

Apple's $3 Billion Deal To Buy Beats Is Official

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

Apple officially announced its deal to buy popular headphones maker Beats Electronics and its related streaming music service, Beats Music, for $3 bil...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Shelly Palmer | Posted 07.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide.

Beats Music and iTunes: Apple at the Crossroads

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
William Buckley Jr.

If it happens, the electronics part of the deal is fairly straightforward. Conversely, the Beats Music deal is far more complicated.

Beats Could Fill Some Gaps for Apple

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Helps With Audio Accessories and Streaming Music Rumors arose last week of Apple spending $3.2 billion to acquire high-end headphone maker Beats. Bea...

Success Triumphs All: Dr. Dre, Diddy and Jay-Z

Dennis Williams II | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis Williams II

Their social impact is now keeping paychecks in some of the monopoly companies that essentially keep the NASDAQ phones ringing. When you look at these three now do you see the end or the means?

85-Year Old Oil Tycoon Can't Stop Tweeting At Rappers About Money

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

T. Boone Pickens, the 85-year-old oil tycoon, was giddy to welcome Dr. Dre into the ridiculously rich people's club Friday, following the news that Ap...

Anchor Asks Uncomfortable 'African American' Question About Beats Headphones

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.14.2014 | Black Voices

As reports continue to circulate regarding Apple’s plan to purchase Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion, many are skeptical about what wou...

Dr. Dre Just Declared Himself 'The First Billionaire In Hip Hop'

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business

Dr. Dre is having a better week than you. Almost immediately after news broke Thursday that Apple was closing in on a deal to buy headphone maker B...

Face The Music: Beats Headphones Are 'Extraordinarily Bad'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

Apple is planning to buy headphones company Beats Electronics, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times all reported on Thursda...

Fridays at Enrico's, Don Carpenter's No-Longer-Lost Last Book

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

And so we are given, as lucky surprise, something no one thought to even wish for, as this is the great book of what it might have been when the West Coast's writing scene coalesced as something unto its own self in all its driving, original, dynamic and even belligerent childishness.

Paul McCartney Attends All-Star '90s Hip-Hop Concert

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre's powerful rolodex was put to good use for the launch of Beats Music with a concert featuring Eminem, Diddy and Nas. Nin...

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are awash in films examining the Beats and the roots of the generation shift that occurred from the late 1950s through the 1960s - but none with a clearer eye than Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

A French Shower in the Jungle of the American Beats

Frank Browning | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

It's three years since the world-famous Pompidou Center of Modern Art opened its branch in the old industrial city of Metz, a couple of train hours east of Paris. The six-story wood and glass tent is far smaller--and some believe esthetically more daring -- than the mother museum.

The Beat and the Groove: Interview with AUSTRA's Katie Stelmanis

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

A classically trained singer with influences ranging from Puccini to Nine Inch Nails, Austra's Katie Stelmanis is a frontwoman whose stage presence and melody carry operatic elements.

Will.i.am and Britney Spears Celebrate #Willpower Album Release on Google+ (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.24.2013 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

On April 23, to celebrate the release of his fourth solo album, Willpower, will.i.am joined collaborators Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Nicole Scherzinger in a live Google+ Hangout on his illwilly YouTube channel.

It's On Us, San Francisco

Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

While we like to think we've got it all figured out with our farmer's markets, strong bike culture and radical social tolerance, the reality is that the Bay Area, like every other major metropolis at this point in time, is a lot of talk and very little walk.

Naropa To Leave Boulder?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2011 | Denver

Naropa University, the Buddhist-inspired school of contemplative education, is looking for a new home -- possibly outside of Boulder. In a breakfas...