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Thread: Rumor: Apple May Acquire Sony
10-26-2010, 08:36 AM #1
Rumor: Apple May Acquire Sony
It's an eye-opening headline for certain, and one that's making the rounds throughout various media today, as Apple is believed to be considering a strategic acquisition of Sony. For now, we must responsibly classify this one as a rumor until more concrete evidence surfaces. But with better than $50 billion in the bank, Apple can certainly afford the logical buy. But just because Apple can... doesn't mean that it will.
When rumors of the potential buyout first leaked, the trading volume of Sony exploded and escalated close to 3% at one point. And while many analysts have dismissed the rumor-talk, Sony and Apple aren't talking - a situation that could speak volumes.
Barron's was among the first to note that Apple may soon scoop up the consumer electronics giant. The speculation, however, also included talk of potential acquisitions for Adobe and Disney. Sony, however, remains the most likely contender for an Apple buyout, especially given the recent comments of former Apple CEO John Sculley to Bloomberg, suggesting that Steve Jobs is head-over-heels enamored with Sony.
During Apple's most recent earnings call, Jobs uncharacteristically jumped on the line to offer comment on the runaway growth and earnings of his company. It was at that time that Jobs made clear his intention of using Apple's massive cash reserves to make big moves within the tech world. And an acquisition of Sony would fit that description perfectly.
10-26-2010, 08:46 AM #2
God i hope this doesn't happen. I have so many Sony products. I don't want Apple to have a monopoly on me. Then that means everything i own will have an I in front of it.
10-26-2010, 08:51 AM #3
Apple is legit taking over the world.. pretty soon they be suppling the enemies with guns and such.. oh wait. we have the government already doing that. Apple just stick with the computers. Lets not even talk about the military contracts apple has.
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10-26-2010, 08:52 AM #4
lol this could be interesting. i have no issues against this.
10-26-2010, 08:56 AM #5
Wow. Explain then, about how Sonys coming out with so much android devices..
10-26-2010, 08:58 AM #6
10-26-2010, 09:01 AM #7
Classic case of "pump and dump"; a stock market term/ploy.It will never happen,but it did line the big boys pockets a quick 3% turnaround in a few hrs.Not a bad gig if your in the know."It takes a rare thing, a turning point, to free oneself from any obsession. Be it prejudice or hate, or, even love"
10-26-2010, 09:07 AM #8
They do both produce some awesome and innovative products. But really?? That would be crazy, I'm not sure how I feel about this one.
10-26-2010, 09:08 AM #9
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10-26-2010, 09:22 AM #11
After reading the recent interview with the guy who had fired Jobs way back you learned Steve was a major admirer of Sony and their product quality focus. This isn't a real surprise if you think about the history of Steve's admiration of the Sony corporate mentality and their manufacturing capacity. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this happens.
The ipod was just the logical successor to the walkman. both are/were generic terms for the music players of their era yet are singular product names.
10-26-2010, 09:25 AM #12
That would be baaaaad!
10-26-2010, 09:40 AM #13
As a person who dumped his MBP for an for a Vaio F a few months back - I would hate for this to have any merit. Sony provides the PC market with some of its most visually attractive options. Without them we'd be stuck with ASUS's Blue flame paint jobs. Yikes.
Also, I really dont see what Sony has to gain from this. I acknowledge Apple's computer sales most likely being superior to sony's unit for unit, Why would they need to take a backseat to ANYONE in any other field? Recievers, TV's, Digital Cameras, and believe it or not Sony Ericsson is HUUUUGE in Europe/Asia. Why would they even entertain this?EVGA P55LE Mobo/Core [email protected]/Corsair H50
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10-26-2010, 09:41 AM #14
apple+sony playstation= GOD OF GAMES
10-26-2010, 09:43 AM #15
Sony is innovative, Apple is innovative. Money talks.
10-26-2010, 09:46 AM #16
Well there goes support for new Sony tv with googletv in it....
10-26-2010, 09:47 AM #17
10-26-2010, 09:49 AM #18
iPS3? no more psp at all. Just buy an iPod touch instead?!? Sony Vaio laptop will have macosx because you know apple won't sell Microsoft products (windows 7). But they probaly stop make sony laptops all together.
10-26-2010, 09:53 AM #19
Benefit #1: Apple knows how to market. The PS3 would finally be marketed correctly. Then MS would know some real fear.
10-26-2010, 10:02 AM #20
Wow, Michael Essany at it again, did you even read the reuters article...
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