“The money belongs to shareholders, so Apple is limited in what it can legally do with it,” AP reports. “Leaving legality aside, here are some things Apple could do with $137 billion.”
• Give every American a check for $437
• Buy 100,000 luxury Manhattan apartments, enough to house the population of Omaha
• Acquire Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pandora, BlackBerry, Yahoo, Yelp, Zillow and Zynga — and have more than $2 billion left to spare.
Full article, with six more things Apple could do with its cash hoard, here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple has enough cash on hand to buy HP ($32.51B), Dell ($23.44B), Toshiba ($18.60B), Sony ($14.99B), Lenovo ($11.70B), Asustech ($8.13B), and Acer ($2.19B) – in other words, basically the entire Windows PC industry – and still have enough left over ($25.44B) to pick up Nokia ($15.23B) and BlackBerry ($7.22B), leaving and extra $3 billion in the bank.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Carl H.” for the heads up.]
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