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The US stock market is alive with rumours that Apple is about to launch an unprecedented acquisition - with Sony and EA just two of gaming's mentioned targets.

Apple has $51 billion cash to spend - and, last week, Steve Jobs hinted at where that might go.

I think this is a goer. Sony's lacked innovation for years. Apple wants to join internet TV revolution and has a foothold in the gaming market now via the iPhone. PS4 to be a Mac in disguise?

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the link is blocked at work, any chance of a whole article quote/cut & paste?

personally i can not see either company allowing this to happen.

a hostile take over maybe.

if it was Nintendo 5 years ago, then maybe just maybe, but sony has too much diversity and its not ONLY in the games market.

EA, i cant see them going under apples banner, maybe to Microsoft at a push.

the most likely is a partnership with SCE/SCEJ/SCEA/SCEE but not sony as a whole, but then this is unlikely IMHO

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or maybe not


Sony (SNE) shares rose as much as 3% in Japan trading Tuesday on speculation that the company could be an acquisition target for Apple (AAPL), Reuters reports.

According to the story, the source of the rumor seems to be…hmmm…my own column in Barron’s over the weekend, in which I noted comments from CEO Steve Jobs last week suggesting that the company could use its cash to make a strategic acquisition or two; in the piece I noted that the company could do something aggressive, like bidding for Adobe (ADBE), Sony or even Disney (DIS). But that was pure speculation. Yeesh.

As reminder, here’s what Jobs said on the company’s post-earnings conference call last week:

“We strongly believe that one or more very strategic opportunities may come along, that we can take, that we’re in a unique position to take advantage of because of our strong cash position,” he said on the call, and then he said it again. “So I think that we would like to continue to keep our powder dry because we do feel that there are one or more strategic opportunities in the future.” (Emphasis added.)

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