Why Now Is the Time for Facebook to Buy RIM
In essence, Facebook instantaneously becomes a hardware and services company. What would Facebook's relationship with Apple mean should it make a move like this? For that matter, how will it impact its relationship with Microsoft?
I would think that Apple would love nothing more than to help strengthen Facebook if it means knocking off their mutual adversary, Google. RIM is the perfect pawn to play what has become the tech chess game. For Facebook, buying RIM would start a new chapter in what has been (to this point) a very disappointing narrative.
At the time of publication, the author was long AAPL and held no position in any of the stocks mentioned.
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