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[Technology] APPLE Buying BEATS for $3B

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  1. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    It's on: Apple cranks up the Beats for $3 billion :cool:

    GREAT. I will now have headphones that will hurt my ears, hurt my hearing, AND make me look like a HIP HOP DJ in the process. :p
     
  2. lpbman

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    Marketing company buys other marketing company. Yawn.
     
  3. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?
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    One company that values image over substance buys another. Seems logical to me.
     
  4. BamBam

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    $Dre just past Diddy! He's going to be, if he isn't already with this deal, the first billion dollar rapper!...:eek:
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  5. conquistador#11

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    why not just create some bland headphones and an 'i' in front of it.

    "stranded on silicon valley"
    "the 3 billion sack pyramid"
    buy these hits and more.
     
  6. YourSecretLover

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    Beats are now known as iBeats
     
  7. Dr of Dunk

    Dr of Dunk Clutch Crew

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    A couple of weeks ago when the deal was "announced", Tyrese (with Dre in the background) put up a video saying that and I was shocked. I didn't know his stake in the company was that big. He was already pretty rich, but damn.
     
  8. Phillyrocket

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    So I don't quite get it, I thought the big earmuff style headphones were out of style amd the new hip thing was the ear buds? Then suddenly when you charge a ton of money for them they're back in style again?:confused:

    And yes get off my lawn...
     
  9. Space Ghost

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    Jobs would have never done this deal. The beginning of the fall for Apple has officially begun.
     
  10. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?
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    Basically everything in Cooks tenure has been that way. Seven inch iPad? Hell no. Jobs built an empire on good ideas and a strong uniform vision for apple. Were all Jobs ideas good ones? Hell no, but apple wasn't this wishy washy crap of a company it is now. Cook has no vision, none. He is their Ballmer, but worse.
     
  11. DallasThomas

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    BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA... TONE-DEAF *SS hipsters... :grin:

    About the only good application for any of that is the logo.

    "Beats by Dre" <- Get some real headphones.

    I can think of some more responses, but... y'all are just going to flame back :p
     
  12. A_3PO

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    Good starting point for discussion.

    What creative thing should Apple do with their ridiculous pile of cash? Don't say "give it back to shareholders".

    I'm neutral on this deal. Seems very unlike Apple but they need to do something different. The company has been treading water the last couple of years.
     
  13. Ubiquitin

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    What a terrible purchase - From a person who enjoys using Apple products
     
  14. Phillyrocket

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    Cut their prices drastically.
     
  15. rezdawg

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    Good move by Apple.

    Beats might not be the best headphones, but millions and millions of people dont know that...in fact, those millions and millions look at this as a huge get. In their eyes, Apple just took things to another level.
     
  16. dharocks

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    No. You fail Economics 101.
     
  17. Phillyrocket

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    Economics smeckonomics I want cheaper Icrap!
     
  18. Cohete Rojo

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    Maybe just a pet peeve of mine, but why do people refer to only consumer electronics as technology?
     
  19. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Image is everything. Ask Nike, ask Ferrari, ask freaking Coca-Cola.

    $3 billion for apple is couch cushion coins.

    You're right about Jobs building it up only to watch Cook spend his way down though
     
  20. Jontro

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    Sweet! Can't wait to get my hands on the new iBeats! Best headphones evarrr
     
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