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#1 Hum

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:49

Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): Two of the biggest tech companies, and rivals, Apple and Microsoft might not only work together in the near future but also merge in the next 5-10 years, a market analyst has predicted.

Money Map Press' Keith Fitz-Gerald in his interview with Fox Business' Stuart Varney said that if one looks at what the world wants and what it needs, there is no option but to continue with technology and the tech market is going to be good in the near future.

While explaining his 'unthinkable but absolutely possible deal' between Apple and Microsoft theory, Fitz-Gerald said the two companies might see a merger because they have to take on the Google/Android and Facebook.

 

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He further explained that despite it being an absolute speculation, if one looks at what Apple wants to accomplish with its mobile market and Microsoft's initiative, there is a cross-polarization of devices.

Fitz-Gerald added that now content and security is king and having all the devices connected to one is the future, and according to him, apparently Apple and Microsoft fit the bill perfectly. (ANI)

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:55

That would also be the year of the Linux desktop.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:59

Sounds very unbelievable but i'd not complain if it happened.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:02

Which one is worth more ... ? :p



#5 Steven P.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:03

If there was any chance of this happening it would have been in the late nineties and early 2000's. I personally can't see it happening at all.



#6 Nick H.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:11

I must have missed the memo about crazy statment day. First I hear that this generation of console (PS4 and XBox One) will be the last and now Apple and Microsoft merging? Yet neither analyst seems to provide their reasoning for these guesses. It's speculation and nothing else.

I can't see this happening, myself.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:18

No way that'll happen...

 

 

... really.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:21

both have same "its not a bug, its a feature" attitude.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:23

Mapple? no thanks



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:24

They might have patent sharing and cooperation, but even if by some unbelievable circumstance that a merger became even the slightest of options I can't see any regulatory board I either the US or EU that would allow it.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:06

'Analysts' eh? 

Doubt this will happen but analysts do get paid to come up with random crap. haha



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:06

Not this again. Didn't Analysts predicts that back in the late 90's early 2000's 



#13 Co-ords

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:08

That would be terrible!!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:12

Given their record of late I think Apple would sooner go bust than hire Microsoft's UI designers.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:23

AppleSoft .... MicroApple.... ???