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Apple in negotiations to buy Beats Audio for $3.2 billion?

0. phoneArena 08 May 2014, 18:19 posted on

Apple is in negotiations to buy Beats Audio for $3.2 billion, according to rumors circulating on Thursday afternoon. The deal could be announced as soon as next week. If announced, it would be the largest acquisition ever by Apple. The maker of premium headphones recently started a streaming music service that competes with Apple's own iTunes Radio...

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posted on 08 May 2014, 18:22 16

1. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


iBeats? no iThanks

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:48 1

31. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


imee itoo

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:09

97. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Now we know why Beats took back all the beats stuff from HTC and bought back 265 million dollars off of HTC recently. They knew they were going to sell to Apple. How good would it be if the competition was also using beats on their phones.

posted on 10 May 2014, 09:22

98. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I should have said beats bought back all the shares that HTC bought from beats originally. Which was only a few months ago. I think they beats was in talks with Apple at that time and knew that they were going to strike a deal.

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:50 2

49. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Toilet cleaner

Wth lmfao what a name and avatar

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:05 1

68. vincelongman (Posts: 4574; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Beats by Jobs?

posted on 09 May 2014, 00:03 1

81. Nexus_bear (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


I Agree!!! I will sell my Mixrs and Pro head phones both!!! no!!!

posted on 09 May 2014, 01:01 5

84. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Why not? Both are overhyped and overpriced POS.

posted on 09 May 2014, 09:58 1

94. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Yeah, I'd have to agree to be honest. Beats Audio must've been worth that 1 billion due to branding sales, because their products really aren't above any of the others...

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:23 2

2. shead202 (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


HTC actually invested 300 million and made 415 million in return. I don't like Beats personally but I think it's a great deal for Apple. It's like the rich gets richer with this type of deal.

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:26 3

3. sipha (Posts: 435; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Dr Dre may finaly pass JayZ and P.daddy's net worth with this..

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:26 2

4. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Cook/Dre, TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!!

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:44 15

13. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Very sad..

posted on 08 May 2014, 22:48 1

74. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


very very sad and he will be broke. 300$ could help pay bills and lots of other stuff.

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:23 7

42. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


That's the problem; their going to take your money.

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:29 7

5. StanleyG88 (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Typical Apple, why compete when we can just buy the competition.

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:33 5

7. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I know right...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Google

vs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Apple

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:36 7

9. Sauce (unregistered)


Ouch…..

Ninety, take it easy! Don't smack this ignorant fool around that hard lol.
He'll call his anti-Apple crowd on you. Matter-a-fact, I think he already did.

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:38 6

11. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


No worries..it's wiki so it must be fake :)

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:50

61. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


Its matter or fact in your case

posted on 08 May 2014, 18:58 5

15. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Difference: Google typically buys for technologies.

Apple is buying a brand. Beats headphones are not particularly good from an audio standpoint. They have a big name and solid industrial design. Incidentally, Apple has both of those things on their own. Apple could crush Beats if they really wanted to do so.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:02 5

18. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1539; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Oh and google bought NEST for the technologies? They could also crush them if they wanted. Dude you should all relax and stop crying over every apple related news. All big tech companies buy smaller ones, For their own reasons. And you and me have no idea what exact those reasons are and probably never will.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:07 3

21. StanleyG88 (Posts: 231; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


NEST did not compete with Google.

posted on 08 May 2014, 19:47

30. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Well over 90% of tech buyouts is to give the smaller company an exit strategy so the giant VC/investment bank machine keeps running.

This is likely the case with Apple/Beats as well.

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:12

40. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2227; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Call me when they have three semiconductor firms in the fold designing the best mobile processor on the planet.

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:11 3

39. kryme (Posts: 370; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


lol that was harsh..... tho i get ur point..... but google is buying start ups.... apple buying company to avoid competition..... youtube waze android there were all start ups... beats audio could bring the heat to apple and they dont want that.... hope u r smart enough to understand the difference.... both campany buy start ups but apple buying beats is just to kill competition

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:13 2

41. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


coughcoughMotorolacoughcough...

sorry..got something stuck in my throat..

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:37 12

46. Run.n.Gun (Posts: 45; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Probably a piece of apple

posted on 08 May 2014, 20:51 4

50. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao

That was epic

+1

posted on 08 May 2014, 21:20

55. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Funny you mentioned Waze, I think you should look it up again. Waze was competition.

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