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Apple/Disney merger would be disastrous

updated 07:00 pm EST, Mon February 27, 2006

Apple/Disney merger redux

Despite rumors of a possible take over of Disney by Apple, fueled by an article at Barron's over the weekend, one columnist believes that such a deal, while very attractive for each company, could put Apple in an awkward position with its other content partners, could be too much for Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and would be anything but a match-made-in-heaven. "Disney hooking up with Apple would be an unmitigated disaster. Don't believe me? Let's look under the hood.... Apple needs to keep its relationships strong. That's best accomplished by not taking sides. Even though an easy argument can be made that the content providers need Apple more than Apple needs them, you just don't want to foster that kind of nepotistic environment. Jobs will sit on Disney's board after the Pixar deal is complete -- that's true -- but it doesn't tug on the financial heartstrings the way corporate ownership would."

by MacNN Staff




  1. SiliconAddict

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Better yet Adobe please..

    Apple to buy at 11....I wish.

  1. just a poster

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0 is dull

    When does have anything nice to say about innovative tech companies (or any tech company from the bay area, for that matter)?

    Their favorites are dull, do-nothing distributors like DELL and convicted felons like Microsoft.

  1. lamewing

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I have heard the folks (on NPR)OFTEN speak well of Apple. Just because they don't think this is good idea doesn't make them worthy of your comment.

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