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Quiet day on Wall Street, Apple cash dilemma, TiVo also in play?

One “livener” to wake up the markets in the past few days, is the idea that Apple will buy Netflix. It was put forward by Citigroup stock analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant, who rate it at 40% likelihood. We were amazed. The habits of Apple would insist that Netflix was then limited to Apple devices. It is the way of Apple, its mantra if you like, Apple’s only way of doing business. Such a move would destroy about 50% of Netflix revenue and about 75% of its value. Buying it at $80 odd billion, would be like throwing away $60 billion. Why can’t stock analyst see that kind of thing. Even if it could be mitigated, for instance by…

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