‘Tis the season for speculative fiction, fa la la la la, la la la la.
In an interview with with Fox Business’ Stuart Varney, Money Map Press analyst Keith Fitz-Gerald predicted that not only might Apple and Microsoft want to work together in the near future, but that a merger in the next 5-10 years is entirely possible.
What would prompt this “unthinkable but absolutely possible deal”? Well, according to Fitz-Gerald the answer is the joint threat presented by both Google/Android and Facebook.
He went on to elaborate that — while this all absolute speculation on his part (you don’t say?) — if you examine what Apple wants to accomplish with its mobile market and Microsoft’s initiative, there is a cross-polarization of devices.
With both content and, increasingly, security being king — as well as the trend toward having all devices connected — an Apple and Microsoft merger would be the logical move for everyone.
Yeah, we’re still trying to figure this one out.
Source: Yahoo News.