Anyone remember when Tom Tom was bidding an navtec to corner the global maps market?? Tom Tom made an initial bid and was bumped by garmin forcing them to pay 2B more than they had originally offered.
Apple would be well served to do the same thing here. Make Google up their bid at least once. Face it, Google cannot afford to lose out again in this space. And Apple can force the competition to overbid just like Garmin did to Tom tom
I agree this could take place in a flash. I am wondering it if will be a done deal by Monday morning. I think the weekend will be the time get it done. The longer it drags on the higher the price of the stock will go.
Well one must wait for an official offer from Google first, then a couple weeks later Apple will up it, then having anticipated this as any market genius would have, Google will come back with a higher offer within a week.