Microsoft To Buy Disney?
from the yeah,-right dept
Friday afternoon merger speculation... As everyone waits to hear who really is bidding on AT&T Wireless, another story is popping up wondering if Microsoft might come in and make a bid on Disney, now that Comcast has put Disney (involuntarily) in play. While it wouldn't be a surprise if others made offers on Disney, and Microsoft could easily afford them, I don't think Microsoft would dare do such a deal. I think they're smart enough to know that it would have a very high likelihood of causing more problems than it helped them solve. It would definitely take them off of their current focus, and they've shown no inclination to do that. Besides, as the article points out, Microsoft already own 7.4% of Comcast, and would own 4% of Disney should that deal go through - giving them plenty of influence. In other words... there's really nothing to this story other than idle speculation on a Friday afternoon.