Originally Posted by Eduardv
The behemoth has awakened. next buyout will be Apple
They're both on the same playing field at the moment. Neither can buy out the other.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
The value of stock means nothing without perspective.
However, Apple market cap is $300B while MS is only $200B.
Yes, a true point that I was about to raise. However, I'd like to add that Apple is in a much better position to initiate a public offering to raise capital because their stock price is extremely high and they have so few shares compared to M$. Of course that would be pointless since Apple is already sitting on a boatload of cash; more than Microsoft actually. And we can't forget Apple's unmatchable brand equity. Overall Apple's valuation is higher than Microsoft's today.