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#46 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:39

i honestly do not see this ever happening no matter what analysts have to say.




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Posted 10 December 2013 - 14:49

I'm pretty sure this could never happen due to "monopoly" laws.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 21:11

Perhaps, MS will eat an apple



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 21:39

Kind of reminds me of the rumor that Apple was going to buy Nintendo (which I think is more likely than a MS/Apple merge)



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:03

Microsoft should merge with the Home Depot so they can sell more Windows.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:09

So far the red flag words I have found about this article not being not credible are "analyst" and "Fox Business"

 

Plus, Apple and Microsoft merging would cause an atomic explosion of anger from Apple and Microsoft fans!



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:21

It`ll probably happen when Apple shares hit the dumpster after the iPad v 10.2 12" R3aL 3D with internal 4K projector takes a dive



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:51

Will iPads run Windows 10 ... :shifty:



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:58

Would it even be legal? The companies for the 2 largest computer OS's merging?



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 23:59

I just don't see it happening in the short term. Long term, who knows?



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:29

Not gonna happen. Why? Cause apple is a only vertically integrated and the why Jony Ive only thinks of his designs as premium and only suitable for iOS and Mac, plus with Tim Cook not wanting to make any drastic changes (that may be necessary to keep the company afloat) because he is afraid to change anything Steve Jobs, there is no way apple and Microsoft is gonna happen. 

 

Maybe, just maybe 25-30 years from now.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 00:55

How do these analysts come up with this ######?

 

Have they not heard of monopoly laws?



#58 MtnDewCodeRedFreak

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:00

Has hell just froze over?! Apple and MS?!?!

 

No way.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:05

this will never happen, shareholders in each company would be the main reason.

 

what will happen if you hold shares in Microsoft or Apple? stocks go up or down? would existing stocks be merged or become obsolete?

 

this will never happen.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 00:16

i honestly do not see this ever happening no matter what analysts have to say.

 

A lot of time these days analysts talk out of their butts to garner attention.