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

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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White Earphone, Red Headphones
by Chrispynutt on Thu 29th May 2014 08:31 UTC
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Once upon a time half the people I would see listening to music wore white earphones.

Now around half wear red headphones.

White earphone maker buys red headphone maker.

Whats the surprise?

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