If Apple cannot do something by themselves (a situation which happens usually) they will ”got helped” by others' technology, officially or unofficially, if you understand me.
AmateurHistorian, 16 Jul 2014Your boss pay cleaning lady well. Is he Obama and the cleaning lady unionized?He's not Obama. I work in Europe. Contrary to what iPhone fans think and say all the time the phone costs as much as a monthly rent for a small apartment in Brussels so virtually anyone can afford it here should they want to.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2014Blackberry? No, in return Google must buy Microsoft. ;)Google buys BlackBerry for its patents, security and encryption technologies and not the hardware.
This strategic move will strengthen Android in enterprise mobility especially for corporate and government.
ahh people who are more clever than apple & ibm giving their advices...
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2014Guys, when talking about Apple buying IBM, or another way of entering into the enterprise back... moreYour boss pay cleaning lady well. Is he Obama and the cleaning lady unionized?
OMG, those two are the creators of personal computing. PC and Macintosh have been dueling for 30 years.
what what what no no n0 no no no why omg no why why IBM? WIth APPLE?!!!!! IBM is great why would he want to be with apple?! atleast if wants to work with somebody ibm should partner with goolge!
Glim12808, 16 Jul 2014LOL! Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google, may be individually rich but no one among them is rich eno... moreBlackBerry is in trouble times but has largest Patent portfolio any tech company has ever registered. So they are 99% unlikely to sale. If nothing worked then they'll simply shutdown their device business and will concentrate on what they are famous for...
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2014Guys, when talking about Apple buying IBM, or another way of entering into the enterprise back... moreYeah obviously. BlackBerry is way better than these iCrap and Fandroids when it comes to security and business managements
Guys, when talking about Apple buying IBM, or another way of entering into the enterprise back-end, keep in mind that this is the enterprise market where stuff is not bought in a spur of a moment. For any technology there is request for tender written, sent to a number of companies and after the companies reply it takes often between 4 and 12 months to select a vendor with people from engineers to vice presidents involved and more often than not the choice is based on price. Apple can not thrive in this area with their ridiculous margins. For them it is a lot easier to fool the cleaning lady to buy their phone. The latter is a real life case. I am working in one of the top intergovernmental organisations in the World and my boss told me that the first person that he sees with a new iPhone model is his cleaning lady at home.
Sure things changed today
LOL! Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google, may be individually rich but no one among them is rich enough to buy each other. They could of course merge, which is another story but very unlikely.
The only name mentioned so far that the big 3 can afford to buy is Blackberry. But I don't think Google is interested after the fiasco that was the Motorola acquisition.
I don't think Microsoft is interested either after newly acquiring the D&S from Nokia.
That leaves Apple, who has the money and perhaps the appetite to buy BB.
so IBM and Apple are now working together like Sony and Ericson??
...it is even possible Apple will buy IBM. Think about it, a direct entry into the corporate world. They should have bought Sun too, a while back to get the server market - and Java.
Hmmm IBM the legend from where bill gates through ms dos became the richest man. Well BB is screwed that's for sure. Ms you have no time to be lazy. I hope satya isn't an idiot like ballmer and will actually improve ms