Apple's Beats brand in April unveiled the Powerbeats Pro, a redesigned wire-free version of its popular fitness-oriented Powerbeats earbuds.
Apple, Universal and Microsoft
The New York Post reports that Microsoft has also expressed interest in buying Vivendi's Universal Music Group:
- Microsoft's interest is said to be at the level of "poking around, kicking the tires," but it has indeed had conversations with Vivendi executives about buying the music division, sources said.
A bidding war may not ensue however... as this New York Times article claims that according to their sources -- the Apple-Universal deal was "unlikely to be concluded":
- The talks between Apple and Vivendi covered the concept of buying as much as a third of the music unit, according to people close to the discussions. But the talks appear to have been just exploratory discussions that did not go far.