FORBES ARTICE IS OUT SUGGESTING THAT AAPL SHOULD BUY LNKD!
For example, LinkedIn (LNKD) has a market cap of about $20 billion. That means Apple could take less than 20% of their reserves and own one of the fastest growing companies on the planet. Unlike Apple, LinkedIn is growing like gangbusters. It’s earnings exploded 192% last quarter and 168% over the last 3 quarters. What would happen if Apple bought LinkedIn (and 2 or 3 companies like it) and then developed apps for it that drove sales for more Apple products? This is just one example and I’m sure the brainiacs in Cupertino could come up with a long list of potential acquisition ideas.
A. It is articles such as that, that has lost Forbes the respect of people and put them in the catagory of a "paid-for" pumper.
B. LNKD's size means nothing to AAPL. LNKD is less than a pimple on the #$%$ of a gnat compared to AAPL.
C. Why on earth would AAPL pay good money to have their earnings diluted? It makes no sense. LNKD may not have to report real GAAP earnings, but a legitimate company, such as AAPL, does.