Advertisement Sunday Morning Laugh: Cisco mulls buying Nokia by Om Malik Aug 7, 2005 - 11:47 AM CST 2 Comments Tweet Share Post Why? Why? Why? would Nokia sell-out? Advertisement Advertisement 2 Comments Jesse Kopelman August 8th, 2005 This is the most far-fetched idea since AOL buying Time Warner . . . Wait . . . Songzilla_Blogger August 7th, 2005 I have recently heard a lot of outlandish rumors of who Cisco might buy next – none of them has made any business sense to me, and they all would involve an acquisition of huge capital proportions. Like the others, it seems a real stretch to me that Cisco would spend ~$70B on an acquisition. But why are these rumors floating around? I can think of three possibilities: (1) Some really major acquisition is in the works, despite what my business sense tells me; (2) Cisco’s investors would like to see Cisco make a big move and somehow get back to ceiling-less revenue growth, and a rocket flight stock; (3) Cisco, itself, enjoys such rumors, for they keep the company full view in the mind of the Fortune 500/100 business executives whose mindshare they need for continued sales success (growth). Does this make me a cynic? (Or am I a cynic solely for my skepticism about Cisco stock climbing back to $70 per share…) – EP Comments are closed.