Apple Inc. (AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Might Tim Cook Be a Fan of Kinect?

Page 1 of 2

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have competed for more than 30 years, but both have survived by having different ecosystems and slightly different business models. While they compete fiercely in some areas, they have been able to keep out of each other’s way in other areas, which has allowed each company to thrive in Tim Cooktheir own way. But there is an Israeli tech company (other than this one, we mean) that has been in each company’s radar for the last few years, and that company may bring the two tech giants together for one singular cause.

The advancement and sales growth of Kinect hardware for the Xbox gaming console. Yep.

Didn’t know that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook was a gamer? Much less an Xbox fanatic? Well, OK, we don’t really have insight on that per se, but this small Israeli company has  done very well thanks to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and its Xbox gaming system over the years, and now some new technology is making this small Israeli company a buyout target for Apple.

However, this is not the first go-round for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with PrimeSense. Years ago, when PrimeSense was introducing its technology that has since become the Kinect for the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox franchise, Apple was ready to deal to acquire the technology. PrimeSense backed out then due to Apple’s  strict call for secrecy. PrimeSense was already publicly selling its technology at the time, and so the idea of secrecy was kind of like trying to put the horses back in the barn after the door was opened. PrimeSense backed out and ultimately licensed the Kinect-styled technology to Microsoft, and the Xbox franchise has taken off since.

In this latest iteration, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly in serious talks to acquire the entire company for just south of $300 million according to reports, rather than looking to get the license for the company’s latest tech breakthrough – computer chips than enable 3D machine vision. Right now the tech is being used in portable scanners to provide detailed three-dimensional color images and models of inside rooms and spaces. PrimeSense currently has its technology inside an ASUS PC. As ASUS is a Microsoft OEM, does Redmond have any position on this?

Page 1 of 2

Biotech Insider Alert - $6 Stock To Hit $40

$200 Million Dollar Healthcare Hedge Fund's #1 Best Idea Right Now

The best healthcare hedge fund out there right now is one of the largest shareholders in this biotech stock. The fund returned more than 20% in each of the last 2 years with a virtually fully hedged portfolio, and it's sending out a BUY signal on this biotech stock. Get your FREE REPORT today (retail value of $300)

This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

The World’s Most Famous Circuses

Best Hair Stylists

Most Popular NASCAR Drivers

The Best Romance Movies of all Time

The Most Wanted Drug Lords

The Oldest Money Managers

The Greatest Directors in the World

Largest Animals in the World

World’s Most Expensive Desserts

Best Selling Comic Books of All Time

A-list Actors who Sabotaged Their Career

Rappers With a College Degree

The Best Jazz Albums of all Time

The Most Influential Jazz Musicians

The World’s Most Famous Photographers

The Best Oscar-Winning Songs

Most Influential Choreographers Ever

Most Expensive Department Stores in the World

The Most Expensive Stolen Paintings in the World

The World’s Most Expensive Teas

Top Oscar Record Holders

The Most Expensive Flowers in the World

Countries With a Booming Film Industry

Most Expensive Cupcakes in the World

Uncommon European Escapes

The Most Stolen Artists in History

Best Travel Destinations in Australia

World’s Most Expensive Musical Instruments

World’s Most Famous Animals

Most Expensive Cakes in the World

Most Expensive Kosher Champagne in the World

Most Expensive Kosher Wine in the World

The Most Surprisingly Dark Fairy Tales

Most Popular Travel Destinations in Asia

The 10 Most Expensive Dresses Ever Worn to the Oscars

World’s Most Visited Art Museums

Best Countries for Photographers to Work in

Best Paid Jobs in the Film Industry

The Most Renowned Recovered Paintings Ever

Child Stars That Turned out Just Fine

Books That Were Banned in the Past Century

World’s Richest Dancers

Best Remedies against Bad Breath

Foods That Improve Your Skin Texture

Best-Selling Children’s Books of all Time

Foods That Boost Your Libido

Best-Selling Books of all Time

The Most Expensive Academy Awards Jewelry in History

Most Expensive Japanese Restaurant In New York City

The Best B-Boy Movies

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 129% in 2.5 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!