Feeds

Dr Dre's crew gets Beats-down from Apple: 200 jobs to go – report

HR, finance will bear the brunt of cuts, it is rumoured

New hybrid storage solutions

Apple is planning to axe around 200 people from its new acquisition Beats Electronics, according to reports.

Both Bloomberg and 9to5 Mac had folks whispering in their ears that the fruity firm would be making the job cuts now that its $3bn slurp of the headphones and music streaming biz was well underway.

The deal was recently given the go-ahead by the European Commission earlier this month, after the Eurocrats said they couldn’t see any problems with the low combined market share that a combined Apple and Beats would have.

According to Bloomberg’s source, the layoffs will happen in HR, finance and other areas where there’s overlap between the two firms.

Apple refused to comment on the reports.

Apple’s decision to merge with Beats marks the biggest acquisition in its history and brings music streaming into its repertoire. The firm’s iTunes store is already a big player in digital music sales and a streaming service makes sense for the company.

Beats' headphones and music-playing knowledge (or lack thereof, according to audiophiles) should come in handy too, as nice value-adds to future iterations of its Jesus Phones and iPads. ®

The next step in data security

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.