The reports that Apple is close to buying the headphone company Beats was received with widespread skepticism, says Prof. Josep Valor. It doesn’t seem to make sense from either a branding or a technological point of view. However, Apple has already shown an interest in headphones that measure physical activity and, as the wearable industry is gaining momentum, Apple and Beats may prove to be an unbeatable combination.
About Josep Valor
Josep Valor-Sabatier is professor of information systems and information technology and holder of the Indra Chair of Digital Strategy. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT, and his Sc.D. in Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Josep Valor teaches extensively at the senior executive level on Management Information Systems, Media Management, Management of Technology, and Strategy.