No. Its not possible as the transition on the card and the reality check need to be done prior to any announcement. I think toward the end of the week , we may hear a good news provided stock performs in a reasonable manner despite large short interest in the stock and volatality.
I don't think it is a buy out. Maybe partnership. There is something in the works. There is a facebook pic circulating of Heins and Ballmer in a New York city restaurant having dinner. The poster claims it was this evening. They are both with a woman. Hmmmmmmm.
Yes, I am sure they would be that obvious. CEOs, especially Balmer, but also Heins lately, are like celebrities, not easy to miss. In a NY restaurant, 1/2 the clientele would know who they are and the BBMs and twitter feeds would be blazing hot.