Rumor: Google Merging With Apple

    June 19, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

We know that Eric Schmidt and Steve Jobs are reasonably close business associates, but the idea of the two companies setting up shop together seems a little too surreal.

Maybe we could call such a merger of Google and Apple, “Gapple.” Ok, neither company is about to give up its brand name, especially not Google with its world-beating brand recognition.

Perhaps we could call them merged equals. Eric Savitz said in a Seeking Alpha piece that John Heilemann has heard a little buzz about the two firms becoming one:

He also quotes an unnamed person asserting that – get this – Jobs might want to sell Apple to another very large company with which you are familiar.