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Global Twitter reaction to Apple’s Beats deal

News travels fast on Twitter, and Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics is no exception.

What if you could watch that news spread on Twitter in real-time?

CNBC's "Squawk Alley" has teamed up with Twitter's data scientists to do just that. Below, you'll see the Twitter conversation around Apple's Beats deal take off as the news spread across the globe on May 28.

While it's not quite the Oscars, more than 1.8 million tweets pertaining to the deal were sent over the past seven days.

Each week, "Squawk Alley" will feature a new heat map visualization utilizing exclusive Twitter data. Stay tuned for more.

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