So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Verizon Wants to Buy Netflix Except They Really Don't
A play in one act.
Analyst: I've heard from absolutely nobody, or maybe one guy who doesn't know what he's talking about, that Verizon wants to buy Netflix or something similar.
Everybody: Verizon is going to buy Netflix, the end.
Analysts are full of it, yo. And while Verizon is definitely interested in streaming, all signs point to Redbox being the sisterwife in this unholy alliance. [Bloomberg]
Elephants Died That We May Live, Species-Wise
Elephants never forget, sure. But let's also never forget the elephants, whose mass die-out 400,000 years ago forced homo erectus to grow big ol' brains and diversify their hunting grounds and invent Friendster and whatnot. Thank you, elephants! [PhysOrg]
Apple Is Maybe Buying a Flash Memory Company
Apple loves flash memory. Apple sits a top a vast and expansive ocean of large-denomination bills. Anobit is a company steeped in flash memory. Ergo, the rumor that Apple spent $400-$500 million to buy Anobit is probably true, or at least makes sense, in that if Apple didn't do that maybe now they've read all these reports and are suddenly thinking OH RIGHT we should totally do that. [TechCrunch]
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