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Apple Looks to Purchase Beats By Dre for $3.2 Billion

Posted by Daniel Ford on Fri, May 09, 2014

Apple has its eye on a purchase of popular headphone maker Beats By Dre, reports Matthew Garrahan and Tim Bradshaw of the Financial Times. Founded in 2008 by rapper Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine, the deal is said to be worth $3.2 billion. According to the Financial Times, the purchase could be finalized by eary next week.

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Topics: DiCentral, Apple, Beats By Dre

First Woman to Join Apple's Team of Senior Executives Starts Next Week

Posted by Daniel Ford on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

After being hired late last year, Angela Ahrendts will officially take over as senior vice president of Apple's retail division next week. She will oversee "the strategic direction, expansion and operation of both Apple retail and online stores," the company says. Formerly the CEO of London-based Burberry, Ahrendts will be the first woman on Apple's team of senior executives.

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Topics: Apple, Angela Ahrendts

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