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6310Re: [wpmac] [NEWS] Google buys Apple

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  • Gilbert, Geoffrey S
    Apr 1, 2010
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      I do so love the childish glee hardbitten journalists seem to get from
      inventing painfully obvious spoofs today
      Geoff



      On 1 Apr 2010, at 15:51, "jrethorst" <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      > NEW YORK (April 1) - In a move that stunned many industry observers
      > but which insiders say was expected, Google has acquired Apple Inc.
      > (formerly Apple Computer) for over $250 billion in stock, other
      > equities and cash, representatives of both companies announced today.
      >
      > "This is a very positive step for the entire industry," Google
      > chairman Eric Schmidt said. "Apple has always had its own way of
      > doing things and, while that was fun to watch, it simply does not
      > comport with Google's pending ownership of the universe, and the
      > resulting necessity that all things be done the Google way."
      >
      > As a possibly telling example of that perspective, Schmidt declined
      > to comment on observations that "Don't be evil" is an astonishingly
      > ingenuous mantra for such an influential corporation to have,
      > compared with "Don't be selfish/lazy/complacent" or similar
      > adjectives more germane to actual adult issues, limitations and lives.
      >
      > Apple chairman Steve Jobs could not be reached for comment, as he
      > was apparently using his iPad to surf the dozen or so remaining
      > websites that do not require Flash video to run.
      >
      > In related developments, Google announced that Mac OSX would be
      > discontinued in favor of Chrome OS, which is already almost as
      > popular as Windows Vista, and that Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod
      > would be discontinued in favor of Google's Android.
      >
      > John R.
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