News Column: Apple bought beats for future Apple TV Minyanville By MIKE SCHUSTER/MINYANVILLE May 20, 2014 8:03 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The last few weeks have seen a flurry of high-priced, high-profile acquisitions. Months after Comcast announced a $45 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable, Apple, Google, and AT&T have reached into their coffers and thrown billions at everything from a satellite service provider to a video game-streaming platform. But while Comcast and AT&T's acquisitions of cable and satellite providers make perfect sense for their business models -- and much to the detriment of their customers -- no buyout produced more furrowed brows than Apple's $3.2 billion purchase of Beats Electronics. Full story at Minyanville. By MIKE SCHUSTER/MINYANVILLE Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.