Top 5 Reasons Google Should/Shouldnt Buy Apple - 1. Google Would Be Betting the House

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-03-18 Print this article Print
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Top 5 Reasons Google Shouldn't Buy Apple

When this slide show was created, Apple's market capitalization was $108 billion, and Google's market cap was $130 billion. To say that Google would have to borrow a lot of money to consummate this deal is an understatement. As valuable as Apple is, this risk may be too much for Google to digest. To date, Google has played a conservative hand with regard to acquisitions, buying either startups, such as Jaiku and Zingku, or established businesses, such as YouTube and Postini. Bidding for Apple would be the technological equivalent of betting the house. The question: Does Google believe in Apple enough to make that bet?


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