Happy Monday from the Macworld news desk. It’s the dog-days, newswise, but here are a few Apple-related tidbits you may have missed.
With Apple-Beats Deal Complete, Ian Rogers To Run iTunes Radio
Apple moves quickly: Now that Beats has been fully welcomed into the company family, it’s time to start integrating—and removing—employees. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, there have reputedly been quite a few layoffs in the headphone company’s support, finance, and HR departments, as Apple reduces redundancies.
Creative and development positions seem to be relatively safe, however, and the Wall Street Journal reported that former Beats CEO Ian Rodgers will apparently take control of Apple’s iTunes Radio efforts. It’s still unknown what this move means for Beats’s streaming subscription service, as it seems odd that the company would attempt to run two services side-by-side. In the meantime, I’ll be over in the corner clinging to my Beats Music subscription and curated playlists.
First BioShock game to be released on iPhone and iPad later this summer
Remember BioShock? The 2006 Xbox 360 title is coming to iOS later this summer, thanks to a port from Take-Two Interactive, under its 2K Games label. Though originally developed by now-defunct Boston studio Irrational Games, BioShock and its related properties now reside under Take-Two’s umbrella. There’s no pricing announcement as of yet, but I’d expect it to fall between the $7-$10 range currently used by 2K Games’s other major titles. Over on TechHive, Hayden Dingman has a bit more information about the impending port.