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Report: Apple on verge of buying Beats for $3.2B

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:50 p.m. HST, May 08, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO » A published report says Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine.

The Financial Times says the deal could be announced as early as next week. The newspaper cited people familiar with the negotiations. Thursday's report warns there is a still a chance the talks could collapse.

Both Apple Inc. and Beats Electronics declined to comment to The Associated Press.

If the deal is completed, it would be by far the largest acquisition in Apple Inc.'s 38-year history.

The acquisition would add Beats Electronics' popular line of headphones and music streaming service to an Apple line-up that already includes iPods and the iTunes store, the world's top music retailer.

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eoe wrote:
but why
on May 8,2014 | 03:46PM
HD36 wrote:
They were a big seller because they're good and Dr. Dre has that cool rapper appeal that young wanna be gangsta's with part time jobs who still live with their parents could imagine they are.
on May 8,2014 | 04:48PM
iwanaknow wrote:
someone is going to make serious coin on this.................and sadly it's not me............I just gotta come up with something better ya?
on May 8,2014 | 05:05PM
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