Apple is not a company that has bought its way to success through big acquitions. But today there's word of a change in strategy. Several published reports today, starting in the Financial Times, suggest Apple's about to buy Beats, the headphones and music streaming company. Beats was founded by record producer Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre. Michael Levin is with onsumer Intelligence Research Partners and joined us to discuss.
Meanwhile, this weekend, college seniors and their families will hear a lot of stirring words from commencement speakers as graduation season gets into full swing. What comes next for many will be a little less stirring: the job hunt.
And, the World Economic Forum for Africa wraps up in Abuja, Nigeria today. Energy production was a central was a central theme, which is the frame with today's Marketplace Morning Report Quiz. In the roll of Quizmaster: Stephan Richter, editor in chief at the Globalist.
After 54 years of dominance, Jacob and Mark were overcome by Noah as the most popular name for baby boys in the U.S. Sophia was the top pick for girls.
Jarl Mohn currently serves on the boards of several organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Southern California Public Radio. He will be NPR's fourth leader since the start of 2009.