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…

Best Buys in Streaming for 2013

Our favorite devices and services for streaming content straight to your TV. Zimedia’s Streaming Best Buys (price considered):   Devices 1. Best Buy: Apple TV 2. Roku 3. PS3 4. Xbox 360   Services 1. Best Buy: Netflix 2. Hulu Plus 3. Amazon Instant Video 4. PlayOn

My head is in the clouds

Just when I understood the difference between Cumulus, Stratus and Cirrus, everyone’s talking about this new Internet Cloud. The Cloud The Cloud has been receiving a lot of buzz lately. But in fact, the Cloud (or cloud computing) is really just a metaphor for the Internet — and personal storage on a network. So it’s not…