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Why the Beats Acquisition is Uncharted Territory For Apple"> Dr.-Dre

Why the Beats Acquisition is Uncharted Territory For Apple

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Why the Beats Acquisition is Uncharted Territory For Apple

Today, Apple acquired Beats for $3 billion. When I first heard the rumors, I didn’t believe it. The deal didn’t seem to make sense, until you really dug into the core of this complex transaction, and all the value that Beats provides. Let me explain what’s so fascinating about this deal… What’s so different about this acquisition? The Beats acquisition represents entirely new ground...

Why Would Anybody Need The NEST Protect? And is it safe?

Why Would Anybody Need The NEST Protect? And is it safe?

NEST, famous for their smart thermostats (of which I have two) today  unveiled a reimagined, web-enabled smoke alarm, and while it’s certainly cool-looking, it left me wondering, “What’s the point?” Why would anyone need a $130 smoke detector (link to where it’s sold)? Is it really worth it? And remember, this is coming from the guy with the health-tracking wristband, iPhone cleaning tie, and...

Dear Blackberry: Don’t Be Stupid

Dear Blackberry: Don’t Be Stupid

Periodically I will write open letters to tech companies, usually chastising them for interface, or some form of glitch. Now I write to Blackberry to chastise them for a marketing mistake, which really could be corrected. Now, here’s my letter: Dear Blackberry, Rumor has it you’re releasing BBM for iPhone and Android on September 20th. You know what else is being released on September...

How the BitCoin Crash is the Opposite of Modern?

How the BitCoin Crash is the Opposite of Modern?

Today’s post is written by guest author, Simon Burns. Over the course of the 1630’s, tulips grew in value for no apparent reason. The resulting “tulipmania” built prices up to 10 times the salary of a skilled worker or several thousand times their original trading price. This exponential run was much more to do with the perceived investment value of tulips than the market...