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Old Oct 28, 2010, 1:17 PM   #11
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Give or take a few billion on both accounts.
Sure, actually it'll cost Apple more than that to buy Sony... Sony like our governments is running on credits!
-> They are actually ~14B in debt which Apple will have to take on as well if they decided to buy (a bad investment IMO). Just check Sony balance sheet on the previous links.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 5:09 PM   #12
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In some respects, it makes sense, but in others it's foolish. With Steve Jobs at the helm, I'd go with the "foolish" part.

Won't this be a Flip-Flop? One year after Jobs left Apple to start NeXT, Sony bought a 50% interest in NeXT for $500,000,000 before it's first product went to market.
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IMO getting Canon is a better ROI...
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=caj+Key+Statistics

-> About the same price tag, almost no debt and their products complement each other instead of competing against one another!
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Again, NHL, this doesn't apply to just cameras. Imagine Apple blu Ray, Apple movies, Apple Playstation... The whole reason it is even conceivable is because of Sony's vast market influence. Canon does cameras and printers.
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