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Colin Kaepernick Fined $10K for Wearing Pink Beats by Dre Headphones

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Thursday that he was fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing pink ”Beats by Dre” headphones during interviews following the Nov. 5 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The NFL has a contract with Bose, so Kaepernick is prohibited from wearing the Beats headphones in any public appearance. The league’s rules supersede an …

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Colin Kaepernick Fined for Wearing Beats Headphones

It looks like we have our first victim of the NFL’s Beats by Dre headphones ban. The NFL has fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for donning a pair of pink Beats headphones at his post-game press conference on Sunday. #49ers QB Colin Kaepernick still rocking Beats by Dre headphones after beating #KCChiefs pic.twitter.com/A5Hh4uVaWn — Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) …

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Beats Music: Bought So Apple Could Shut It Down?

When Dr. Dre sold off Beats Music and the rest of his Beats brand for upwards of three billion dollars, it was assumed that Apple had big plans. The sort of plans that would allow Beats Music to flourish as is. However, a report by TechCrunch claimed that the tech giant intends to eventually shut down Beats Music. The $10 …

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Apple Excitedly Welcomes Beats ‘To The Family’

Apple’s acquisition of Beats is officially official. The company even put out an extra special landing page welcoming the team to the Apple family. Most of its acquisitions are barely even acknowledged. Welcome to the family—Jimmy, Dre, Luke, Ian and the entire beats team! http://t.co/qECVlXlYQZ — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 1, 2014 Apple’s “welcome to the family” message says: Today we …

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Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell

Apple’s acquisition of Beats has gained approval from the European Commission. The Commission concluded that the combination of these businesses does not raise any competition concerns because their combined market share is low, and because the two companies themselves aren’t “close competitors”. The headphones offered by each company, the Commission said, differ “markedly in functionality and design”. Also, it noted, …

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Beats Headphones Banned at World Cup, But That’s Not All Bad from a Marketing Standpoint

You won’t see any stars wearing Beats by Dre headphones on the pitch or at press conferences during the 2014 World Cup, but that doesn’t mean that Beats aren’t enjoying a nice marketing opportunity. As Reuters reports, FIFA has banned the on-field use of Beats headphones, due to a licensing agreement with rival Sony. But Beats has the support of …

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Apple Said To Be Close To Acquiring Beats For $3.2 Billion (Plus An Awesome Video With Dre Celebrating With Tyrese Gibson)

Apple is said to be in talks to buy Beats Electronics (of Beats by Dre fame) for $3.2 billion, which would be Apple’s largest-ever acquisition and make Dr. Dre the richest rap star in the world, according to Forbes. He’s already buying Tom Brady’s mansion in L.A. The acquisition news comes from the Financial Times, which reports that the deal …

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Beats Music Streaming Service Launches on January 21

The streaming music service industry is about to get yet another large player. Beats Electronics this weekend announced that’s its new streaming music service, Beats Music, will be launching on January 21. Customers can go ahead and reserve their screen name for the service through the Beats website. Like other streaming music services, Beats Music will provide subscribers with a …

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Beats Headphones Incident Gets Happy Ending, but Walmart Has Other Boxing Errors

Walmart caused major Christmas problems for the Lopez family this year.When Steve Lopez went to Walmart to buy his daughter a pair of Beats Headphones, he got something completely unexpected.All Carmen Lopez, 14, wanted for Christmas was a pair of the Beats by Dre headphones.Prior to Christmas, Lopez ordered  a pair of the expensive headphones. Then he had them delivered …

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Beats Headphones Package Contains…Tuna?!

One poor family had a rather disappointing surprise this holiday season. Steve Lopez ordered a pair of Dr. Dre’s Beats Headphones from Walmart’s website during the Black Friday sale. When it arrived, the Bothell, Washington native simply wrapped the gift for daughter, Carmen Lopez, age 14. Nobody suspected anything unusual. On Christmas morning, the teenager was excited to open the …

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Beats Headphones Will Launch Streaming Music and New Ads in January

The start of a new year is looking pretty bright for the business model of Beats headphones by Dr. Dre, including new music and more innovative ads. For starters, in January, Beats Electronics will launch Beats Music, a new service of streaming music. Two of the developers of the new streaming service include Trent Reznor and Rob Sheridan, and Reznor …

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Headphones For Holiday Gifts, Which Ones Are the Best?

Its no surprise that headphones are considered one of the hottest holiday gift items of the year. According to the ‘Black Friday’ sales records, headphone purchases were through the roof. With the vast number of brands on the market, headphones are no longer just for easy listening. They’ve definitely become a fashion statement. So, in addition to sound quality, buyers …

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