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Apple Beats M&A mastermind profile

Apple’s M&A mastermind profiled for first time ever

May 29th, 2014

Apple finally announced yesterday that it is buying Beats for $3 billion. This is by far the largest acquisition Apple has made, but is representative of a recent uptick in purchases by Apple, and this can largely be attributed to a man by the name of Adrian Perica, the head of mergers and acquisitions at Apple.

Apple Beats Music Royalties

Apple’s Beats buy might not be good news for musicians

May 29th, 2014

Apple on Wednesday confirmed it plans to purchase Beats for $3 billion, just as rumored in previous weeks. But the deal isn’t necessarily good news for all music creators, Bloomberg reports, especially for smaller artists who fear that Apple’s music streaming service will negatively impact their earnings.

Why Apple Bought Beats

Here’s why Apple bought Beats, in Apple’s own words

May 29th, 2014

Apple’s Beats acquisition was made official on Wednesday, following weeks of speculations regarding Apple’s reasoning behind such a decision. Apple’s top exec Eddy Cue and Beats’ Jimmy Iovine talked to Re/code co-founders Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the their Code Conference on Wednesday night, revealing why the company spent $3 billion on Beats, its largest acquisition to …

Apple Beats Acquisition

Apple confirms $3 billion Beats acquisition

May 28th, 2014

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the deal that has puzzled every industry analyst on the planet for the past few weeks: Apple is buying Beats Electronics. News of the imminent acquisition broke earlier this month and was then independently confirmed by several large papers. What was never confirmed — or even really understood by anyone, it seemed — was exactly …

Apple Beats Acquisition Price

Apple’s Beats deal is happening this week, but for a cheaper price

May 28th, 2014

Apple is expected to announce its Beats acquisition this week, the New York Post has learned, and the iPhone maker will apparently acquire Dr. Dre’s company for less than initially expected. Apparently leaks in the press – not related to Dre’s acknowledgement of the deal recorded on video – convinced Apple lawyers to re-evaluate the purchase, …

Apple Beats Deal News

Has Dr. Dre’s drunken boast cost his company $3.2 billion?

May 24th, 2014

We haven’t heard anything official about its supposed $3.2 billion purchase of Beats from Apple yet and now Billboard reports there’s a good reason for that. According to Billboard’s sources, Apple was not at all happy about a video posted by actor Tyrese Gibson where a couple of weeks ago in which Beats founder and hip-hop legend …

Why Is Apple Buying Beats

One reason the Beats deal could be a huge mistake for Apple

May 23rd, 2014

Apple’s plan to buy up Beats has left many analysts scratching their heads and wondering why Tim Cook and the crew at Cupertino are spending $3.2 billion to acquire an audio hardware and software company. Writing over at Techpinions, Jackdaw analyst Jan Dawson explains that many people are worried that the Beats deal might be a …

Apple Beats Music Streaming Service

Why the Beats deal is still happening and is critical to Apple’s business

May 23rd, 2014

Even though the acquisition still hasn’t been announced, the Beats deal is apparently very much in the picture and appears to be a critical move for Apple’s business, TechCrunch has learned. Speculation has run wild surrounding Apple’s reasoning behind a major $3.2 billion Beats purchase, but the publication appears to have learned exactly what Beats brings to the table …

Why Did Apple Buy Beats

Is this the real reason Apple wants to buy Beats?

May 19th, 2014

Two weeks ago, news broke that Apple was about to purchase Beats Technology for $3.2 billion. The deal, which has apparently been delayed, has confused industry experts, with some viewing it as a sign of Apple’s lack of direction without Steve Jobs and others calling it Apple’s “best idea since the iPad.” Most believe Apple …