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HTC and Beats Electronics realign their business agreement

Beats founders to take control of audio business again

Last year HTC Corporation announced a partnership and investment deal with Beats Electronics, the company behind ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ audio products.

It’s now selling some of its stake back to the founding members of Beats, which will give the founders around 75% ownership while HTC will be left with approximately 25%.

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HTC promises improved smartphone connectivity with home entertainment equipment

HTC promises improved smartphone connectivity with home entertainment equipment

HTC Corporation has announced a new certification programme called HTC Connect. It’ll enable consumer electronics companies to offer improved sound and visual connectivity between their equipment and HTC devices.

The first HTC Connect-certified products use DLNA connections, although the scheme is expected to include Bluetooth, NFC, wireless speakers and in-car systems in the future.

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Tesco buys digital music service WE7

Tesco buys digital music service WE7

International supermarket group Tesco has taken control of the WE7 online music service for a purchase price of £10.8 million.

It follows Tesco’s acquisition of video service blinkbox last year and comes just a few days after rival supermarket Sainsbury’s bought an eBook retailer.

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Samsung Music Hub offers music streaming to Samsung Galaxy S3 customers

Samsung Galaxy SIIISamsung has announced a new music service at the same time as its new Android-powered Galaxy SIII flagship smartphone has gone on sale.

The Music Hub, which is available in the UK and other European markets, offers a combination of music streaming and cloud-based online music storage. It’s currently exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy SIII, although other devices will be added in the near future.

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Sony brings Music Unlimited cloud service to Apple iPhone

Sony’s recent Android-based activity with its Sony Mobile handset business doesn’t mean the company is ignoring other manufacturers or mobile platforms. It’s recently announced plans to make its Music Unlimited cloud-based entertainment service available as an app for iPhone and iPod touch users.

Users will be able to listen to their music library without needing to download or synchronise it before leaving home.

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