"Google doesn't need this. Beats is primarily for those who want the “cool, fashionable, and stylish” brand name. Google is not really any of those things to the public other than processing and projecting data. That’s where Apple fits in with Beats with both of their overpriced products." -A.Adam
Apple is negotiating the purchase of Beats by Dr. Dre for $3.2 billion, according to a report from The Financial Times. The deal would include streaming Beats Music subscription service (which competes with iTunes), as well as the part of the company that produces headphones and speakers.
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