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#31 Mandosis

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 13:29

Which one is worth more ... ? :p

I think it might be Apple




#32 daniel_rh

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 13:31

That would be a major business move



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 13:36

I could see them being more friendly in the future and share some integrated services.. But, they would never merge with each other.. 



#34 MDboyz

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 13:39

... In another news, anal-ysts will move out of their parents' basement and start to look for real jobs in the next 5-10 years.



#35 tsupersonic

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 13:49

/sigh. These analysts should be treated like the WBC. Just stop giving them attention to these stupid "market predictions".  :rofl:



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:01

This is just too far to happen I think...

 

The only way I see a merger happening between Microsoft and Apple would be with Apple buying Microsoft out. This could only happen of MS ended up a lot like BB where they were lumping along in the market at a severely depressed valuation. I understand that Windows 8 has been doing pretty poorly, but even still I can't see MS being so weak in the future that Apple would be able to just swap them up.

 

I still see MS moving to be very similar to IBM (working the backend and services larger clients) if they lose the mobile war and the desktop starts to slowly retreat. They will play a major role in software and cloud services no matter which way the market swings...

 

Basically, I just can't see how MS will become that low within the next 5 - 10 years. This not only seems unlikely it seems too far fetched to be realistic.



#37 Sandor

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:06

no chance.



#38 Dot Matrix

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:09

This has got to be the biggest load of crap I've ever seen, why would you even link to this garbage?



#39 xWhiplash

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:12

There is no possible way this would ever happen.



#40 greenwizard88

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:21

Hahahahahaha



#41 Kreuger

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:26

I believe that the IT industry as a whole is moving towards some kind of a unification. No one needs to have two competing standards or modes of operation. It's neither efficient, nor effective. So, it's quite possible that, in ten years, an Android phone will be capable of running both iOS and WP apps.

 

Do you not understand how competition drives things forward? And on topic, I also don't see it working.



#42 Gotenks98

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:27

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.

^^^This. There is about a snowball's chance in hell of this happening. The 2 companies were founded on different ideals as well as catering to 2 different crowds and they have 2 different business models. Its like mixing oil and water its just not going to happen.



#43 adrynalyne

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:29

It wont happen even if both companies wanted it.  Would never get approved.

This.

 

I am surprised it took two pages of posts for someone to mention it.



#44 Dot Matrix

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:31

I wonder how much these people get paid. I wish I could just stay at home and publish crap like this all day for a paycheck.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:38

ibox