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Marketplace for Friday May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014

Marketplace for Friday May 9, 2014

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Apple is in talks to buy Beats, known for its trendy- and expensive- Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. IF it goes through, this would be Apple's biggest acquisition at a reported $3.2 billion. But Beats doesn't just make headphones. We look at Beats the company, its produts and services, and what it could offer Apple if te deal goes through. Plus, the breakdown of merger plans between Publicis and Omnicom is a reminder of how difficult it can be to execute a merger of equals that has the goal of a 50-50 arrangement. We investigate. 

Segments From this episode

Double Charged: Teens on house arrest on GPS

May 8, 2014
GPS monitors are cheaper than juvenile detention, but they come with other costs.

An insider's look into Alibaba and its quirky founder

May 9, 2014
One of the biggest reasons for Alibaba’s success? Its founder, Jack Ma.

What common food buzzwords actually mean

May 9, 2014
New York Times columnist Mark Bittman on what labels like "organic" really mean.

Gear up for Bike to Work Day

May 9, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of May 5, 2014

Opinion: Of course P. Diddy should speak at graduation

May 9, 2014
Global Grind's politics editor Christina Coleman tells us why it's not so strange.

Want to buy a home? Better bring cash

May 9, 2014
A third of all homes sold last quarter were paid for in cash.

Weekly Wrap: Yellen's dark notes on housing

May 9, 2014
David Gura talks to Cardiff Garcia

Publicis + Omnicom ≠ Merger

May 9, 2014
The breakdown of merger plans between Publicis and Omnicom is a reminder of how difficult it can be to execute a merger of equals.

Why Apple would want to buy Beats

May 9, 2014
Apple reportedly wants to by Beats Electronics... but it's hard to figure out why.
The image illustrates the White Solo Beats by Dr. Dre. Apple is allegedly in talks to purchase Beats eletronics- an acquisition that would cost a reported $3.2 billion.
Matthew Raymundo/ Via Wikimedia Commons

Apple is in talks to buy Beats, known for its trendy- and expensive- Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. IF it goes through, this would be Apple’s biggest acquisition at a reported $3.2 billion. But Beats doesn’t just make headphones. We look at Beats the company, its produts and services, and what it could offer Apple if te deal goes through. Plus, the breakdown of merger plans between Publicis and Omnicom is a reminder of how difficult it can be to execute a merger of equals that has the goal of a 50-50 arrangement. We investigate. 

Music from the episode

Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
Loft Caspian
Carried Away Passion Pit
Bump, Bump, Bump (Radio Version) The Karaoke Channel