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What to Think Ep 4: How Steve Jobs would feel about Apple acquiring Beats

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Apple might be buying Beats Electronics, the headphone and streaming-music company founded by rock impresario Jimmy Iovine and rapper/producer/businessman Dr. Dre.

Would this acquisition of an unquestionably successful marketing operation — but a very questionable tech innovator — actually make sense?

We talk about that and more this week with our special guest, Brian Solis of the Altimeter Group.

We also touch on HP’s pledge of $1 billion to support OpenStackUber facing 13 lawsuits, and what brands need to do if Facebook starts making them pay for everything.

Jolie O’Dell is off this week enjoying a decadent vacation, so Jordan Novet joins Dylan for the conversation.

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