Apple's Biggest Acquisition Yet; Dre's Come Up
3 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kevin Justin Kace Charles
Scoop.it!

Library Database

Kevin Justin Kace Charles's insight:

This article comes from Good Morning America (ABC), which is one of the most credible if not the most credible news source in America. It mostly looks at the upsides of this deal and its obvious possibility which also, for me, confirms my believes on this music news topic. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Justin Kace Charles
Scoop.it!

Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Rising Music Brand for $3.2 Billion

Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Rising Music Brand for $3.2 Billion | Apple's Biggest Acquisition Yet; Dre's Come Up | Scoop.it
A deal for Beats Electronics could signal an effort by Apple to transform its approach to music more than a decade after it opened the iTunes download store.
Kevin Justin Kace Charles's insight:

I chose this article because it opened my mind to different and obvious possibilities; one being, Apple will most likely enhance the quality of the quality-bashed company (Beats by Dre) and "Apple-fy" its theme/hardware. Apple has been slow to entering the streaming world; this deal "could point to a headlong move into the frontier of streaming music", according to the New York Times. This can give Apple another hot product and an even hotter brand to work with; investors have put Apple under great pressure to unveil new products after the success of the iPhone and the iPad. It is extremely unlikely that a company, like Apple, will just ship out Beats head phones with Apples' logo on it; the company will probably make changes to its hardware and technology to meet Apples' standards.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Justin Kace Charles
Scoop.it!

Apple in talks to buy Beats for $3.2B

Apple in talks to buy Beats for $3.2B | Apple's Biggest Acquisition Yet; Dre's Come Up | Scoop.it
Apple is closing in on its largest ever acquisition with the planned $3.2 billion purchase of Beats, FT reported Thursday.
Kevin Justin Kace Charles's insight:

This article from CNBC.com gives insight on Apples' need for revamping which, through further research, I have found to be true. Along with its author and continuity, I found this article to be credible. Apple needs something that's going to put the company back into the spin of technology; especially with the uprising of music streaming sites, such as Spotify and Pandora. Apple executives admit that they need a revamp; I believe buying Beats by Dre is part of the process.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Justin Kace Charles
Scoop.it!

Apple, Beats and what the deal tells us about the business of hip-hop - Washington Post

Apple, Beats and what the deal tells us about the business of hip-hop - Washington Post | Apple's Biggest Acquisition Yet; Dre's Come Up | Scoop.it
Washington Post
Apple, Beats and what the deal tells us about the business of hip-hop
Washington Post
There are reports that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine could potentially become Apple executives if the acquisition goes through.
Kevin Justin Kace Charles's insight:

I thought this article was credible due to its content as well as its author and continuity. Although this deal is officially only speculation (Neither Apple nor Beats has officially disclosed this information), this can be one of the biggest moves in the hip hop culture; being Apple's biggest acquisition. Though, as argued by Dan Charnas, Apple may be getting the short end of the stick; as they have the ability to create a better head phone then BeatsByDre. Dan feels as if this is a desperation move, due to the "streaming age" that's currently putting a dent into iTunes revenue. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Justin Kace Charles
Scoop.it!

Tim Cook, Dr. Dre And The Battle For Apple's Cash

Tim Cook, Dr. Dre And The Battle For Apple's Cash | Apple's Biggest Acquisition Yet; Dre's Come Up | Scoop.it
There is a hugely consequential battle underway for Apple’s cash that will produce some massive winners.
Kevin Justin Kace Charles's insight:
I believe this article is credible, due to the actual sites' (Forbes.com) credibility, alongside its contents and author. ` Apple is plunging itself back into the head of the music world, after its drop of iTunes over a decade ago. For the past couple years, Apple has been falling into, what David Einhorn calls a "depression-era mentality" and other investors wonder where their money is actually being invested. Investors want to see more of their money go into new apple products. The purchase of Beats by Dre, wouldn't put a dent in Apples' purse; as, Apple generates about 1 billion a weak and can easily make the cash back from the Beats acquisition. Nathan Varde, of the Forbes says, "Tims' cash decisions will determine his legacy and shape the future of Silicon Valley and the technology sector for a long time to come."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Justin Kace Charles
Scoop.it!

Apple In Talks To Buy Dr. Dre's Beats For $3.2 Billion

Apple In Talks To Buy Dr. Dre's Beats For $3.2 Billion | Apple's Biggest Acquisition Yet; Dre's Come Up | Scoop.it
Apple is in talks to buy Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.
Kevin Justin Kace Charles's insight:

MTV is a trusted music news source; as It has been on air and one of the go-to sources for all music related topics and more, for years. Apple hasn't spent 1 billion on anything in the last few years. What makes Tim Cook want to go outside of the late Steve Jobs' idealistic company model of not acquiring established brands? Maybe Apple wants to be back in the rotation, after its inactivity, and will desperately make such a large acquiring, such as this, to keep their "cool" in the industry. Along with this deal, apple will own "Beats Music" which is said to be launched this year, competing with the steaming sites of today.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kevin Justin Kace Charles
Scoop.it!

Why Steve Jobs would love Apple’s purchase of Beats by Dre

The tech pundits don't understand why Tim Cook is spending billions on lousy headphones. But the kids understand
Kevin Justin Kace Charles's insight:

Although this site isn't the most credible, it has a lot of good insight that is credible through given sources. It also gives me information to further my own opinion: Although many won't understand Apple's latest, boldest move, numbers don't lie; Beats by Dre is believed to make more than a billion dollars a year in revenue. Beats by Dre is mainly targeting younger kids; Apple has already secured a pipeline directly into the head of a generation.

more...
No comment yet.