Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2014 21:19 UTC
Apple

Apple, the company that turned digital music into a mainstream phenomenon, said on Wednesday that it was buying Beats Electronics, the rising music brand, for $3 billion, in a move that will help it play catch-up with rivals that offer subscription-based music services.

I still have no idea why Apple is buying these guys. Then again, that's probably why I'm not a billionaire.

Coincidentally, I find it highly entertaining that technically, this is now an Apple product.

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Haha
by WorknMan on Wed 28th May 2014 21:59 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Then again, that's probably why I'm not a billionaire.


I know how you feel. When I heard of Hipstagram, and learned that there were millions of people enthusiastically signed up with a service that allows them to share their half-eaten lunches with each other, I knew at that very moment that I just did not understand the mindset of the average person. The same thing happened when I saw people getting excited over 'auto awesome', animated snowflakes in G+. There are so many things like this, from sports to reality television to the supposed 'sex appeal' of inanimate objects that are completely lost on me.

I often times feel like I was born in the wrong era or something.

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RE: Haha
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 28th May 2014 22:06 in reply to "Haha"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, I hear ya. Except for sports. That I get, depending on the sport (cricket still baffles me, in a I'd rather do almost anything than watch it, kind of way. ).

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RE[2]: Haha
by Kochise on Thu 29th May 2014 04:45 in reply to "RE: Haha"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Curling ?

Kochise

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RE: Haha
by nicubunu on Thu 29th May 2014 10:16 in reply to "Haha"
nicubunu Member since:
2014-01-08

Actually the Apple products are not targeted at the average person and Beats products even less

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RE[2]: Haha
by WorknMan on Thu 29th May 2014 21:43 in reply to "RE: Haha"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Actually the Apple products are not targeted at the average person


Of course they are... that's the whole point. They're certainly not targeted at techies (at least not the iOS stuff).

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