Why Apple won’t buy Microsoft

“In the following video, Jeremy Phillips says Apple’s cash hoard is over-discussed, even by Fool.com writers. Austin Smith agrees, saying that “everybody has come out of the woodwork” now that Apple has fallen from grace and its shares have shed 30% of their value,” The Motley Fool reports.

“Under Steve Jobs, Apple’s success was built by not listening to the masses, and Austin doesn’t think Apple should have to spend money just for the sake of doing so. He cites Microsoft as an example of a company that gave in and started spending its cash,” TMF reports. “He then contrasts Apple with Google, which also has a massive cash hoard but isn’t facing pressure to spend it. The difference? Google shares are still hitting all-time highs.”

MacDailyNews Take: It would be the fitting end to MSFT, though, wouldn’t it?


  1. Haven’t even looked at the article, but really? This even needed to be said? One of those water is still wet stories. It would make more sense just to write “Why Apple won’t buy Canada” or Sears, or Maverik gas stations…….

    1. Today’s edition of ‘What does that remind me of?

      Subject: Apple Bear

      That reminds me of: A spoiled adolescent brat who decides they ‘hate’ their parents, so they take daddy’s car into the city, get drunk off their ass and crash the car while killing another kid crossing the street.

      Summary: Irresponsible juvenile.

  2. How can people even take these talking heads seriously? Who even thought they would? Who would even think that they could? Sure, Apple has more money than most countries right now… but this would get laughed off by regulators. Plus, what does Microsoft have that Apple would want.

    I could make a much stronger argument for RIM. Convert those Blackberry Messenger and mail servers and make iPhone the most robust mobile communications device across the globe.

  3. Some things do not belong together!

    Every major “merger” I’ve seen or been a part of has resulted in the same thing – the worst of the two entities somehow engulfs the good one and you are left with monolithic shit.

  4. Apple won’t buy Microsloth because:
    1. Don’t have room for a cage big enough for Monkey Boy at 1 Infinite Loop
    2. Don’t have enough spare chairs for tossing.

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