The MacJury is back to look at the motivations and implications of the much talked-about, probable, maybe, could-be acquisition of Beats Music by Apple. We take a stroll down the speculation lane, examining the best and worst-case scenarios of this possibility, what it could mean for Apple’s music services, headphone market presence and overall rating on the cool scale. Along the way, music ownership, streaming services and discovery are all covered by the panel of Mark Fuccio, John Martellaro, Ken Ray and host Chuck Joiner. (Part 1 of 2.)
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John Martellaro is the Senior Editor for Reviews and Analysis at The Mac Observer. Previously,he has worked for NASA, Lockheed Martin Astronautics,the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Apple. At Apple, he worked as a Senior Marketing Manager, a Federal Account Executive and a High Performance Computing manager. His interests include all things Apple, chess, science fiction and astronomy.You can follow John on Twitter.
Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as an marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through his web site or through Twitter.
Since May of 2005, Ken Ray has eaten, slept, and breathed Apple news and news related to Apple news in order to produce a daily Apple news show. and he does just that with Mac OS Ken, with content that includes most stories directly related to Apple, many stories indirectly related to Apple that stand a chance of affecting Apple’s business or its users, and tangentially related stories that are funny.A slightly skewed, sometimes cynical, obsessive look at Apple news, five-days-a-week. Ken also produces an extra day of content in Mac OS Ken: Day 6, a subscription show that features one-on-one interviews with fellow podcasters, industry analysts, experts and whoever Ken wants to talk to. His most recent venture is Mission Log, a Roddenberry Star Trek podcast that explores the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. You can connect with him on Twitter.