As far as owners/investors go, HTC is proving itself to be a very gracious one. The company invested a whopping $300 million
into the Beats by Dr. Dre brand, giving it majority control of the hardware and software produced. HTC promised to run the company as a separate enterprise while taking advantage of its audio expertise, and lo and behold, it has. HTC announced today that it intends to open up the Beats APIs
for third-party developers to use in their apps.