Apple confirms $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple today confirmed its long-rumored acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a total of $3 billion, according to a Beats press release. It’s a three-pronged acquisition including the acqui-hire of Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine; Beats subscription streaming service; and the Beats hardware. “Music is such an important part of all of our…

Amazon introduces Fire TV Streaming Box

Amazon introduced its streaming box April 2, dubbed Fire TV, a direct competitor to Apple TV and Roku. The box, which will retail for $99, will feature Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus and more, as well as voice controls and an optional gaming controller. More coverage in this week’s Zimedium Podcast.

10 Best Tech Gifts

Best Tech under $50 Google Chromecast $35 Roku LT $49 Blue Snowball Mic $49 Smartouch Tech Gloves $25  Best Tech under $100 Apple TV $99 Netflix $95.88/year ($7.99/mo) Amazon Prime $79/year Best Tech under $150 Google Drive Storage $119/year 200GB ($9.99/mo) Kindle Fire HD 7″ $139 Pebble Smartwatch $149 Bonus: Tech under $250 Samsung Chromebook…

Top 5 tools for Mobile Productivity

Mobile is looking like Web 3.0 with the emergence of mobile devices like the iPad, Kindle and Nook; the rise in smartphone usage; and the explosion of mobile apps. It’s not just for work. Mobile is taking over our lives. Work and play. We’ve compiled the Top Five tools for Mobile Productivity, from the workplace…