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Thread: Rumor: Apple May Acquire Sony
10-27-2010, 12:20 AM #81
Ain't gonna happen. Period. Sony isn't for sale and Apple wouldn't buy em if they were.iPhone 4 to Android directly back to iPhone 4. I learned my lesson and will never leave iOS again.
10-27-2010, 12:21 AM #82
10-27-2010, 05:53 AM #83
on a side note, it's funny to think that Sheik Kalifha of Abudabi(UAE) can easily buy Apple/Microsoft plus Sony and have tons of money left. The Sheik himself has a personal budget of 875 billion dollars, he's almost a trillionaire.
Last edited by swifty7; 10-27-2010 at 05:58 AM.
10-27-2010, 06:53 AM #84
Last week it was facebook, this week it's Sony and next week it's microsoft and google o_0
10-27-2010, 08:37 AM #85
10-27-2010, 10:01 AM #86Apple down fall
For all you fools who think 50 million dollars would buy out a mega corporation like Sony. You need to stop drinking the kool-aid.
As it was said before if you cant find any good news make up news...
The reason they are hoarding cash and not paying out dividends is because bad times are approaching for Apple and this cash is to help ride out the storm plain and simple.
10-27-2010, 11:14 AM #87
This is a sweet deal for Apple but after 6 pages not one logical response as to why.
Apple needs content. Content is what rules and not the technology. iTunes, iPhone, iPod, AppleTV2 all awesome (Apple couldnt care about the walkman ). this is about OWNING the content, making it available for purchase and/or rent, and making the $$$$$ every single time someone buys it on their device. Apple was able to make a sweet deal in the music industry and the labels all hate it. they are only looking for co's like google to take a damper out of itunes so they can restructure.
Apple is having a hard time with the studios and getting content available for devices. We all know Apple doesnt negotiate too well. So if you cant beat them, just buy them.
Personally.... if I was Jobs, forget about Sony..... I'd buy Fox.
The more I think about this, the more genius I see in it. Who knows if it's real or not, but rumors generally get started by a smart person who see's the merger/buyout as a very profitable solution.
Sony corp consists of:
Sony Electronics and Computers
Sony Pictures Entertainment, which includes the Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems and TriStar Pictures Marquees. Sony Pictures also has a large television production and distribution business. Sony also owns 20 percent of MGM studios.
Sony Music - Columbia and BMG labels
Sony Ericsson - 50%
This acquisition would be insanely profitable for Apple. On all levels!!!! Clearly they have an amazing distribution platform for the media, owning such a vast amount of content and setting the prices and distribution of it will only force the other labels and studios to adhere to their pricing structure.
If that wasnt enough, they now would own factories and technology to make themselves all aspects of their computer and idevices, instead of sourcing it out. those OEM factories in China must be having a real bad day!!!!
Wouldnt be surprised if this happens and fast. Sony stockholders most probably leaked this to raise the stock prices and get even more money from Apple
Last edited by dannyben; 10-27-2010 at 11:14 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
10-27-2010, 11:26 AM #88
I can see how it the rumors could be gaining traction on this. It would put Apple in a position to expand into a variety of markets and having a movie and music studio would fit perfectly into itunes with exclusive deals with those artists and movies.
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10-27-2010, 04:33 PM #89
Speculation dismissedUPDATE 2-Sony rally shortlived as speculation dismissed
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:20am EDT
* Speculation sparks biggest trading volume in 3 months
* Sony declines comment on rumours fueled by media report
* Author of report calls it "pure speculation"
* Analysts sceptical about possibility of a buy-out (Adds analyst comment)
TOKYO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Shares of Sony Corp (6758.T) SME.N rose nearly 3 percent at one point on Tuesday, but later retreated as analysts dismissed speculation that the electronics maker could be an acquisition target of Apple Inc (AAPL.O).
Helping to spark the speculation was a Saturday report in Barron's that said cash-rich Apple could be contemplating a big acquisition and noted speculation about Adobe (ADBE.O), Sony and Disney (DIS.N) as potential targets.
But even the author of the report, Eric Savitz, on Tuesday sought to clear up misconceptions about any potential combination of Apple and Sony.
He wrote in a blog post on Barron's website, "In the piece I noted that the company could do something aggressive, like bidding for Adobe, Sony or even Disney. But that was pure speculation. Yeesh."
The issue about Apple's acquisition plans gained steam earlier this month when, on conference call with investors and reporters, Chief Executive Steve Jobs was asked what the company would do with its $51 billion in cash.
"We would like to continue to keep our powder dry, because we do feel that there are one or more strategic opportunities in the future," Jobs said.
But analysts who follow technology downplayed the likelihood that Apple would chase Sony -- or any other major acquisition.
"We don't see any acquisitions of any size," said Ashok Kumar, an analyst with Rodman & Renshaw in New York. "Apple is happy to keep its cash under the pillow."
Kumar said a deal for Sony would be particularly unlikely. "It would be a cultural miss," he said.
Sony spokeswoman Sue Tanaka said: "We cannot comment on rumours or speculation."
Sony shares closed up 0.7 percent at 2,742 yen after climbing as high as 2,804 yen. Trading volume was 17.61 million shares, the highest since July 30, the day after the company surprised the market with a quarterly profit and raised its full-year profit outlook.
Shares of Apple were down less than 1 percent in premarket trade.
The benchmark Nikkei average .N225 fell 0.3 percent. (Reporting by Paul Thomasch in New York and Chikafumi Hodo, Sachi Izumi and Isabel Reynolds in Tokyo; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
Stay on top of your sources kid! lol
10-27-2010, 04:37 PM #90
omg, can you imagine the psp + retina display+ A4 processor+ god of war (Ghost of Sparta) that would be like heaven. on the side note HAHHAHAHA yeah right, sony will never sell out, wayyy to many famous items they hold. Apple should learn its boundaries.
10-27-2010, 07:51 PM #91
What is the revenues of Sony and Apple last year?
10-27-2010, 10:01 PM #92
10-27-2010, 10:09 PM #93
10-27-2010, 10:20 PM #94
iPlay 3 would have multi-tasking and FaceTime, but only on the rear camera.
LOL!It's not where you've been, or where you're going..
It's where you are.
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10-27-2010, 10:23 PM #95
10-27-2010, 10:44 PM #96
10-28-2010, 06:25 AM #97
10-28-2010, 08:32 AM #98
Perhaps like GM owning Saab, they might own Sony, yet keep it as a separate entity? Keep the branding separate and who knows, maybe running on an iSony, windows might "just work"?
10-28-2010, 09:50 AM #99
Saab SUV?? Really?!? Who asked for that? Nobody! It's a rebadged Chevy Trailblazer, with a few Swedish tweaks.
That article pretty much sums up what GM did with Saabsmobile. I hate GM, they killed a premium brand with their idiocy, and not ever knowing what their customers want.
Sorry, off topic, but those of us who drive Saabs are more fanatical than people who only buy Apple stuff.It's not where you've been, or where you're going..
It's where you are.
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11-02-2010, 12:14 AM #100
Ok Messany shut up. I have not read a single story pf yours that either seems likely or any kind of value to the MMi community. Either quit now or start doing better research before you post. This is not tabloid apple news its jailbreak/apple news. I hate seeing a great headline flowed by a half-a$$ed article and then finding out that 99.9% of the article is false.