Apple to buy Sony ... or not ...

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  1. Noizemaze

    Noizemaze Ken

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    Apple Sony Deal : Apple to Buy Sony? | Tech Pinger

    Take it or leave it. I'm more impressed that Apple has $50 billion to burn.

    Edit: I'm not sure how many are actually reading the article, as it points out how unlikely the Apple / Sony merger is. The interesting points are that Wall Street lists Sony along with Adobe and Disney as potential targets.
     
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  2. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Heh, all I'm imagining is some Sony exec in the meeting room talking about the PSP phone and the Steve Jobs peaking his head around the corner going:

    "Ooooohohoooooh no you don't!"
     
  3. Human Beastbox

    Human Beastbox The Murdinator

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    As someone who works on a Mac 40 hours+ a week and who plays a PS3 tons in my free time, I don't know if I like the sound of this rumor.

    Apple has done some things in recent history with their own software and products I do not particularly care for or trust.
     
  4. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Oh I hope not. I hate Apple.
     
  5. bigkid24

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    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  6. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    If this happens, Dogs and Cats will shortly begin living together... Mass Hysteria.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    Ehh, i could see sony retaining independence in terms of direction. Its all a matter of branding so the only thing consolidated would be revenue. Jobs is a megalomaniac but he aint stupid.

    My interest in this because i know a guy whos a ps fanboy n uber mac hater so itd be fun to see him go FFFFUUUUUUUU
     
  8. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Somehow, i find this hard to believe.
     
  9. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Yeah... like me. Except I don't hate Mac (I own an iphone), I just loath their attitude. I prefer Micorsoft's "speak softly, big stick" in regards to OS and computers. Consoles, is a different story.
     
  10. tfmad2010

    tfmad2010 Oh Hai Internet!

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    Ummm they do.

    Apple buying Sony, not sure what we would get.
     
  11. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    50 billions in today age?....I assume apple will put there name on everything...as child proof apple is ( no porn on iphones?)...

    If it happens..watch bill gates buy something.....
     
  12. Human Beastbox

    Human Beastbox The Murdinator

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    Probably an asinine lack of cross compatibility.
    "The new Apple PS3– It Only Does What Steve Jobs Wants It To Do". :D 

    Although after the Sony Linux business, it isn't like they're that much better.
     
  13. Prowl

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    Apple doesn't like BluRay either.
     
  14. Human Beastbox

    Human Beastbox The Murdinator

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    Forgot about that.

    Balls on them. :thumbdown 
     
  15. Prowl

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    It's been part of the nightmare at work. They want us to edit on macs, but they want us to master and backup to something large enough to hold our files, but we have to have an external BD burner and they don't talk for shit, so we have to migrate stuff to a PC and burn them there.
     
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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    They don't like BD because they didn't think of it first! Too bad, it's catching on quickly!
     
  17. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I see Adobe as the more likely target.
     
  18. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    This. And there sits the reason why they annoy me sooooo bloody much. I like Final Cut Pro as an editing tool, but I'll swear that Premier offers so many more options for quick edits and altogether makes your life easier. Now, they can add these elements to Final Cut, but they don't because it wasn't their idea. So what they do is release those elements years later and all the fans who won't stray from Apple Products "oooh and ahhhh" over it, when Premier has been doing it for like over 10 years.
     
  19. skywarp

    skywarp The extra Autobot

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    To me the merger could be neat. It might make the ps3 and psp have a decent user interface. I mean there inteface is great when compared to an xbox 360, but no where near a the level of Apple. Since user interfaces is where Apple excels.

    Beyond that the blu-ray would probaly become standard on the mac. I mean apple is on the blu-ray board. They just keep complaining bout the HDCP on it. Which I fully agree with and should be trashed(Same said for any one that says the only way to get HD is using HDMI).

    But could you imagine a colored ps3? Like lime, blueberry,blue dalmation, or better yet follower power? The ps3 could become the new mini or imac?
     
  20. Human Beastbox

    Human Beastbox The Murdinator

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    I'd be all over a clear one. Hell, I like the Japanese white ones that are out there right now. Kinda wish my current PS3 was one of those.
     

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