Apple's Long and Storied History of Not Buying Big CompaniesS

There was some fluffernut on the internet yesterday, over at BGR, that said Apple may be interested in buying Barnes & Noble. Which they won't, any more than you'll buy your neighbor's Chrysler Sebring. Technologizer saves us with some perspective.

Just how many companies has Apple been rumored to buy over the years, and how many have they actually acquired? Well, lots and few, sure. But the magnitude of the deals are also worth a chuckle: Universal Music. Nintendo. Adobe. Yahoo. And many, many more, 14 in all worth highlighting.

It's well worth a read if you ever find yourself overly giddy or appalled at the prospect of a big Apple purchase—as we all are from time to time. [Technologizer]