Is It Time For Apple To Buy Facebook?

This article pretty much blew my mind.  Go read it.

Of course when you consider it, it makes sense.  Facebook is sort of flailing left and right but has a userbase.  Apple knows they’re not good at social networks.  Facebook has talked Phones, Apple made THE Phone.  Facebook does a lot of integration – so does Apple.  The article also notes Apple could turn this around to be part of the App store.

Really, just read the article.

Anyway, what’s mind-blowing about it is twofold:

First, that it’s entirely possible.  The stock is down, it seems potentially win-win, and seriously, Apple is awash in cash.

Second, is that we’re even talking about this.  It’s a good reminder of how much money is sloshing around tech right now, and a flashback to the whole MSNBC experience of times past.  Just imagine if something like this does happen, it could easily be a trend.

Do I see it happening?  I’d put the odds at less than 50%.  But I see it as possible.

For us geekonomists, this is fascinating to be sure.  But there’s another career takeaway here: we’re playing among behemoths.  Some of them can very radically alter the course of technology and the economy.  It may or may not be a good idea, or beneficial, or wise, but it can happen.  In this case I see the sense to it, but you never know.

– Steven Savage
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