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Beats officially joins Apple as $3-billion deal closes

Beats officially joins Apple as $3-billion deal closes

Apple Inc. has finalized its $3-billion deal for Beats, adding a lineup of headphones, speakers and streaming music service to its core products of iPhones, iPads and Macs. The Cupertino, Calif., company confirmed the completion with an announcement on its website: "Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do." The page directs visitors to the Beats by Dre site, which explains that all online orders will now go through the Apple Store. It also has a video ad touting how...