MOVED: Apple Buys Macromedia, SGI, Real and Palm!

jpfjpf
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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Just for weekend fun, what if Apple spent only $1.8 Billion of their $4.3 Billion cash on buying...



<a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=macr+palm+sgi+rnwk&d=v5"; target="_blank">http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=macr+palm+sgi+rnwk&d=v5</a>;



Macromedia - $400 Million Price Tag

Apple becomes the #1 market leader in interactive marketplace. Kills Windows products.



SGI - $247 Million Price Tag

Apple becomes the #1 market leader in the high-end graphics world. Gains the engineer muscle of NUMA designs and patents.



Real - $604 Million Price Tag

Apple becomes the #1 market leader in streaming video and audio on the net. Morphs all of Real technology into QuickTime. QT becomes the standard.



Palm - $596 Million Price Tag

Apple becomes the #1 Market leader in the PDA market place. Issues a new version of the Apple Palm which is OSX based running Apple Palm OS in emulation on a 600Mhz G3 chip.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,273member
    Nix Palm. PDA's have reached their plateau. I'm more excited by the marrieage of PDA's to phones.



    Real- shudder another overhyped industry(streaming).



    SGI- probably good until MS gutted them for patents and IP.



    Macromedia- Oops yes they'd be a good purchase. They have their Golden Goose Egg in Flash.



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  • Reply 2 of 8
    jpfjpf Posts: 167member
    So would Macromedia buy worth the $400 million? I think so. Just having all those products, Jezz, they have a ton of stuff to pick and choose from.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    $400 million for a suite of shoddily programmed apps that barely run on MacOS?



    Not worth it.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    Here we go again...
  • Reply 5 of 8
    Future hardware? Countdown to locked thread ....5...4....3............
  • Reply 6 of 8
    [quote]Originally posted by JPF:

    Palm - $596 Million Price Tag

    Apple becomes the #1 Market leader in the PDA market place. Issues a new version of the Apple Palm which is OSX based running Apple Palm OS in emulation on a 600Mhz G3 chip.[/QB]<hr></blockquote>



    They would also acquire all BEos technology.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    yevgenyyevgeny Posts: 1,148member
    One of the drawbacks to hostile takeovers is that they have a tendency to force stock prices through the roof. So Apple's 2 billion might be sufficient to buy one or maybe two of these companies, but not all four.



    If Apple tried to buy all the issued stock for a company, then the stock prices would skyrocket. This is basic economics, folks.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    Because we don't have a Way Out There Fantasies forum, I'm moving this to General Discussion. Expect it to be closed if it goes the way of the last one...
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