Rumor: Google Merging With Apple
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.