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Apple paid over $2.5 billion for Beats Electronics, slightly less than $500 million for Beats Music

Apple paid over $2.5 billion for Beats Electronics, slightly less than $500 million for Beats Music

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Details of the Apple acquisition of Beats are shedding a bit more light on where the value is coming from, indicating that the streaming music portion of the company is worth just shy of $500 million. That places the value of the Beats Electronics business at $2.5 billion, which in itself had nearly $1.5 billion in revenue in 2013. Saying that the Beats streaming service is worth even...

J.D. Power survey shows consumers still most satisfied with iPhone on all major U.S. carriers

J.D. Power survey shows consumers still most satisfied with iPhone on all major U.S. carriers

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The latest smartphone consumer satisfaction survey from J.D. PoweriPhone aces JD Power satisfaction survey") still shows the iPhone coming out with the highest marks on all four major U.S. carriers. Across all four carriers, Apple's devices came out on top with high scores — 850, 857, 853 and 849 on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, respectively, on a 1000-point scale.