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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-market-surprises-for-2014-2013-12-24

 

Apple bids for Sony

A generation ago, Sony SNE -1.67%  was the company that manufactured the cool, must-have gadgets that everyone wanted. It decided it needed to control software as well as hardware if it was to sustain its success, and went out and bought film studios and records labels to feed the content for its devices.

Fast-forward two decades, and Apple AAPL -0.53%  is the cash-rich manufacturer of must-have gadgets, but it is running out of innovations, and needs something to re-invigorate itself. It can’t be long before Tim Cook decides Apple needs content to feed into all those iPads, iPods, and soon to be launched iWatches. So how about buying an ailing Sony? With one move, it can make itself a big player in content. And, as an added bonus, it can learn something about how to make televisions and games consoles as well. It is not as if it is short of the cash — Sony is only valued at $18 billion, which doesn’t count as much more than lose change at Apple these days.

 

 

 

 

So this isn't the only article I've read about apple to buy sony. And there are a lot of people which I got into a discussion with about this. 
Personally i think it won't happen, I also don't want it to happen.
But think about it.. This is very possible. 
Apple could go on a buying spree like google.

What do you people think?

 

edit: 
Sony Market Cap:  $18.4B 
Apple Market Cap: $512.9B



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wut



did they buy them in 2008 and back again in 2009?



Bet reminder: I bet with Tboned51 that Splatoon won't reach the 1 million shipped mark by the end of 2015. I win if he loses and I lose if I lost.

          I hope this won't happen.. It's simply such a stupid idea.



                
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Apple has plenty of money to buy out Sony several times over.



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I certainly hope not, if Apple buys Sony, I'm done with console gaming completely. If people hated the closed networks and nickel and diming of the industry that's occurred thus far in the gaming, that pales in comparison to what would happen if Apple bought Sony.



It would never happen



Would be interesting, but I doubt it will happen.



I can just imagine the meltdown that this would cause online.



Predictions for LT console sales:

PS4: 120M

XB1: 70M

WiiU: 14M

3DS: 60M

Vita: 13M

mornelithe said:
I certainly hope not, if Apple buys Sony, I'm done with console gaming completely. If people hated the closed networks and nickel and diming of the industry that's occurred thus far in the gaming industry, that pales in comparison to what would happen if Apple bought Sony.


Same here. If sony did the DRM thing with PS4 I might have quit console gaming. They are the only reason that I still love console gaming.