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  1. JamesPTao's Avatar
    And for Ms it would be a waste of money. They would never be happy with the buggy mess that is androids phone os. It has good features true, but they would buy it and then try to fix it for what? It wouldn't help enterprise In the least bit. The only value google would hold to ms would be their search algorithms.
    11-04-2014 04:17 AM
  2. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I think you should stop drinking so much.
    Besides...google? Why not Apple... or Samsung.... heck why not America since we're talking about things that CANNOT happen
    LTTG likes this.
    11-04-2014 05:55 AM
  3. DJCBS's Avatar
    11-04-2014 07:10 AM
  4. surfacedude's Avatar
    As I understand it, Ballmer had the chance to buy Google in the late 90s or early 2000s. He passed on it, apparently.
    11-04-2014 07:33 AM
  5. LTTG's Avatar
    Microsoft will never be able to buy Google, because Google is worth more money than Microsoft. End of story.
    11-04-2014 07:54 AM
  6. fdalbor's Avatar
    They don't have the money to buy Google. Google's value and theirs are about the same from the figures I have seen.
    11-04-2014 09:01 AM
  7. realwarder's Avatar
    They don't have the money to buy Google. Google's value and theirs are about the same from the figures I have seen.
    That's never stopped a company. Typically you just get investors to back the deal and make it happen. Of course with companies this size there aren't so many investment groups to go to..
    11-04-2014 09:07 AM
  8. Lorenzo Farinelli's Avatar
    I don't think Google will let Microsoft buy them.
    11-04-2014 09:56 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I think the United States should buy Russia.

    Thoughts?
    berty6294 likes this.
    11-04-2014 10:55 AM
  10. psoham777's Avatar
    I think the United States should buy Russia.



    Thoughts?

    Make a new thread
    11-04-2014 10:56 AM
  11. psoham777's Avatar
    MS can't buy Google, neither can Google buy MS. End of the story.
    Sent from my dark knight 1320
    11-04-2014 10:57 AM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    I think the United States should buy Russia.

    Thoughts?
    Lmao I came back to this thread specifically to post that exact statement. Beat me to it...
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    11-04-2014 10:58 AM
  13. WillGrey's Avatar
    I like the idea that Microsoft isn't that big anymore, actually. It used to be the biggest player in the market, but now there would be many who would argue that it's lagging behind Google and Apple. I like that. It gives me the feeling that I'm supporting the underdog, and that I'm on neither side of the super aggressive iOS vs Android fanboy war. Buying Google (even if it were practically possible) would kinda ruin this whole cool middle ground vibe that they seem to have right now.
    11-04-2014 04:49 PM
  14. jsooney's Avatar
    I think the United States should buy Russia.

    Thoughts?
    Well they bought Alaska from them, maybe they continue across the Bering Strait.
    11-04-2014 06:26 PM
  15. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    I'm not dreaming, and I wouldn't want that. Neither is likely, but Google is bigger and richer than MS at this point, so it is likelier, or less unlikely if you prefer.
    Define bigger. On a Market Capitalization view, Microsoft is currently bigger than Google.

    (At least they were about two weeks ago).
    11-04-2014 09:37 PM
  16. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    Mhm, I love it too. It's kind of fun watching the underdog's OS progress. I find it very fun being a WP fan, or a Microsoft fan in general right now.
    WillGrey likes this.
    11-04-2014 09:52 PM
  17. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    Well they bought Alaska from them, maybe they continue across the Bering Strait.
    That's an awful lot of baggage. How about they just finish buying up Finland instead? They already started the process last year.
    11-04-2014 09:56 PM
  18. jailman's Avatar
    Lol are u drunk ? Hahahahahaha btw google isn't bigger than Microsoft but they re getting there fast swallowing all the market share from MS unless MS decides to move its a$$ and put some decent products to the google/apple competition
    11-04-2014 10:01 PM
  19. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Apple buys Google. Apple dies. Microsoft inherits the earth.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    11-04-2014 10:07 PM
  20. wuiyang's Avatar
    No. Why? They have their own products fight:
    (Microsoft) - (Google)
    OneDrive - Google Drive
    Office 365 - Google Doc
    Bing - Google
    Windows Phone - Android
    Windows - ChromeBook
    Outlook - Gmail
    MSN - Google+
    Windows Phone Store - Google Play
    Nokia - Motorola
    Xbox - (no)
    ..... and more...
    11-05-2014 05:43 AM
  21. anon(9168623)'s Avatar
    Yes, why windows phone store is full of fake web-wrapper apps
    11-05-2014 06:23 AM
  22. envio's Avatar
    At least in Europe, EU competition rules would likely make such a takeover highly improbable. In who's interest would it serve if Microsoft made such an attempt? In any case, since Google is a publicly listed company, this would need shareholder approval which would be another non-starter.

    @dda_k Is this actually a lament about the lack of official Google apps or other official apps on Windows Phone? If so, I hear you but not even a hostile takeover would necessarily solve the app gap.
    11-05-2014 07:08 AM
  23. berty6294's Avatar
    No. Why? They have their own products fight:
    (Microsoft) - (Google)
    OneDrive - Google Drive
    Office 365 - Google Doc
    Bing - Google
    Windows Phone - Android
    Windows - ChromeBook
    Outlook - Gmail
    MSN - Google+
    Windows Phone Store - Google Play
    Nokia - Motorola
    Xbox - (no)
    ..... and more...
    Motorola is owned by Lenovo now.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-06-2014 08:30 AM
  24. DJCBS's Avatar
    Nokia - Motorola
    Xbox - (no)
    ..... and more...
    Neither does Microsoft own Nokia nor Google owns Motorola (the deal with Lenovo has closed).
    Also, there's a sort of Android gaming station. Nothing that comes close to the PS4 or XboxOne or even the Nintento Wii, but it's still sort of a gaming console for Android games.
    11-06-2014 09:01 PM
  25. techavengers's Avatar
    We need an underdog mobile ecosystem right ... so no they shouldnt.
    WillGrey likes this.
    11-06-2014 10:12 PM
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