Apple's king of creating hardware/software/services ecosystems at scale! Beats Electronics virtually invented both headphones and the playlist!! Together the two can rule the land of streaming music and related gadgets!!! What's weird is that the only overwrought aspects of those previous lines are my writing. Apple and Beats Electronics are a potentially great combo at multiple levels from hardware to curated music services. However, for the moment, talks between Apple and Beats are ongoing and "unconsummated" and the $3.2 billion price tag is said to mostly be for the headphone business. Yesterday news broke via the Financial Times that Apple...

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