Motives and Possibilities for a Big Apple Acquisition

The tech industry has a new favorite sport: guessing who Apple will buy with its $50 billion-plus cash hoard. Since October 18, when Steve Jobs mentioned the company was keeping its powder dry for possible deals, speculation over potential Apple acquisitions has run rampant and even includes household names like Sony and Disney.…

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Apple Pushes Forward With Streaming Video Plans

There's new evidence that Apple will soon begin streaming video to its devices, as it's reportedly putting more resources behind a cloud-based video service. By transitioning Lala's employees to work on streaming video, Apple may be readying a new service for delivering movies and TV shows.…

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Lala to Go the Way of the Dodo

Sorry, “web song” buyers: Lala.com now says its service will be shut down on May 31. Whatever Apple is planning to do with Lala, the cloud-based streaming music service it acquired in December, it’s not going to keep the site functioning as it once did.…

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How Apple's New Music Strategy Reflects a Paradigm Shift

Apple's updated digital music strategy will reverse commitments to desktop software and ownership of music files. Here are five ways its acquisition and integration of Lala reflect a paradigm shift in the way mainstream consumers will listen to music in the coming decade.…

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Apple in Talks to Acquire Lala: Report

Apple is reportedly on the verge of acquiring streaming music site Lala.com, known for its 10-cent streaming songs and digital music locker service. Terms aren’t being disclosed, but the report implies that an agreement is in place, with only a final sign-off needed.…

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