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Beats thoughts, part 2

STREAMING FORWARD: In an employee memo extolling the Beats acquisition (see our story here), Apple CEO Tim Cook described Beats Music as "the first subscription music service to really get it right." The memo notes that the Beats Music team will report to head of Software & Services Eddy Cue, while headphones, speakers and other hardware will be under auspices of SVP Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. "Curation" will be key to the company's music services, Cook noted, declaring,"The addition of Beats will make our incredible iTunes lineup even better, extending the emotional connection our customers have with music." (5/28p)