Report: Apple Cutting Beats Staff

It looks like Apple Computer is in the midst of pruning away staff over at Santa Monica-based Beats, two months after it acquired both Beats Electronics and Beats Music for $3 billion. According to a report from Mac industry publication 9to4mac, Apple executives are in Santa Monica, sorting out which Beats employees will or will not be working for Apple. Apparently, Apple is moving many employees to Cupertino, although it will continue to operate out of Beats' Santa Monica offices.