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Apple confirms deal to buy Beats for $3bn

Apple will make the most expensive acquisition in its history, after confirming a deal to buy Dr Dre's Beats Electronics for $3bn (£1.78bn).

Dr Dre wearing a pair of Beats headphones in 2010. Credit: Reuters

The luxury headphone brand and its music streaming service was co-founded by music mogul Jimmy Iovine and US rapper and producer Dr Dre, who called himself the "first billionaire in hip hop".

Technology giant Apple is stumping up the huge price tag, by far the highest it has ever paid in a takeover, to counter a threat posed to its iTunes store.

The announcement comes three weeks after deal negotiations were leaked to the media.

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Exhibition marks 20 years since debut Oasis release

An exhibition will open at the Londonewcastle Project Space today to mark 20 years since the release of the debut Oasis single Supersonic, which came out on 11th April 1994.

The song was written by Noel Gallagher and appears on the album Definitely Maybe.

Fans have also been posting on social media to show their excitement at the event in east London.

Dario Muñoz said on the Oasis Facebook Fan Page: "Emotional memories" with Aaron Bennett saying "Soundtrack of some awesome years."

Chasing the Sun: Oasis 1993-97 is at Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2, from 11-22 April

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Brits ceremony smashes Twitter record

Social networking site Twitter revealed the Brits ceremony smashed all their records to become the most tweeted about TV show ever in the UK - with 2.17 million posts. A further 2 million messages were sent by music fans for the award ceremony's first Twitter live vote.

The tweets won One Direction their gong for best video, which came as no surprise because of their huge social media following.The most retweeted tweet came from band member Harry Styles whose message of thanks to fans was reposted more than 130,000 times.

The show also set a new tweets-per-minute record for a UK TV show with 78,000 tweets every 60 seconds.

One Direction: Brit Awards success 'absolutely amazing'

One Direction said it was "absolutely amazing" to have won two Brit Awards at tonight's ceremony.

Speaking on behalf of the band after the show, Liam Payne said: "[This is] our fourth award which is absolutely incredible and we can't believe it.

"Getting nominated for the first award was amazing. Now receiving a Global Success Award here tonight - it's incredible."

Harry Styles also thanked 1D's fans after they won the Best Video gong for Best Song Ever, which was voted for by the public.

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