3778Re: [wpmac] NEWS - Microsoft buys Apple
- Apr 1, 2007You are a mean, cruel, twisted (and funny) soul! LOL!!
On Apr 1, 2007, at 3:53 PM, John Rethorst wrote:
> NEW YORK (April 1) - In a move that stunned many industry observers
> but which insiders say was expected, Microsoft Corporation has
> acquired Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer) for over $120 billion in
> stock, other equities and cash, representatives of both companies
> announced today.
> "This is a very positive step for the entire industry," Microsoft
> chairman Bill Gates said. "While competition within a standard, such
> as between Dell and Gateway, is healthy for all concerned, continuing
> competition between two fundamentally incompatible standards
> presents needless expense and inefficiency to manufacturers,
> consumers, and the entire industry."
> "The merged product line will present a real advantage for both
> corporate and personal users," Apple chairman Steve Jobs said. "When
> it started to look like this merger would succeed, it finalized our
> decision to move to the Intel chip. It will make this entire
> much easier."
> In related developments, Microsoft announced that Mac OSX would
> be discontinued in favor of Vista, which received its first security
> patch last Tuesday, and that Apple's iPod would be discontinued in
> favor of Microsoft's Zune MP3 player.
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