“stand up or roll over”…..???


If you can make it past all the “hot 16s”, there’s a surprise at the end. lmao..

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Diddy, Dr.Dre & Jimmy Iovine Speak On Diddy Beats, and Dr.Dre’s Influence

Last night (May 26), Monster and Beats by Dr. Dre launched the nationwide availability of Diddybeats, the in-ear headphones that are sold exclusively at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile. The co-founders of Beats by Dr. Dre, West Coast trailblazer Dr. Dre and Interscope/Geffen A&M Chairman, Jimmy Iovine, welcomed entrepreneur and fashion maverick Sean “Diddy” Combs into their family, in more ways than one.
“Dre and I wanted to design an earbud that was a combination of great style and powerful sound,” said Jimmy Iovine. “Diddy was the perfect choice for this because he’s a pioneer in marrying music with fashion.”

ITUNES UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE FEDS??

OK JUST READ BELOW … IS ITUNES BULLYING THE COMP? ISNT IT THEAMERICAN WAY? LOL READ ON CLICK THE PIC FOR FULL STORY
The Justice Department is looking into some of Apple’s actions in the digital music industry, the New York Times says. While this is certainly an interesting development, the investigation is in an early stage and is unlikely to lead to big problems.

It seems regulators are interested in how Apple (AAPL) is pressuring music labels in pricing and marketing their music. Per the Times:

People briefed on the inquiries also said investigators had asked in particular about recent allegations that Apple used its dominant market position to persuade music labels to refuse to give the online retailer Amazon.com exclusive access to music about to be released.

Previously, Billboard magazine had reported that Apple was pressuring labels to not participate in Amazon’s (AMZN) MP3 Daily Deal, which promoted music tracks before a big release. The tactic drew music buyers to Amazon’s MP3 store, which Apple didn’t like. In response, according to Billboard, Apple threatened to withdraw iTunes marketing support for tracks released on Amazon’s Daily Deal.

Apple’s bare-knuckled tactics seem like overkill to hurt a competitor that has a much smaller market share. It would be troubling, and possible grounds for an antitrust probe, if Apple had a monopoly on selling music. But as the Times reports, it doesn’t.

Apple is by far the largest seller of online music in the United States, with 69 percent of the market, according to data from the NPD Group, a marketing consultancy. Amazon’s MP3 store was in second place, with an 8 percent share. Apple is also the largest seller of music, with 26.7 percent of the overall market, up from 12 percent in 2007.