Sony denies takeover bid of Apple

MacCentral: Sony denies takeover bid of Apple Oh brother. Are we back to this sillyness again?

Here are two takovers that would make sense, however.

1) Apple to purchase RealNetworks: Apple can easily afford to by all of Real. Apple needs to win with QuickTime.

2) Apple to purchase Jim Roepcke: I'd work for much less than $150M. ;-)

But seriously, it wouldn't shock me if "Steve's friend" Larry Ellison was thinking of merging with Apple. It's been rumored that Mac OS X on Intel is "Larry's OS", an OS for Oracle to ship Oracle 9i on Intel boxes. Nice dream huh?

Written on January 5, 2001