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Apple Computer elected Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt to its board of directors in a possible harbinger of an alliance between the technology titans.
"Eric is obviously doing a terrific job as CEO of Google, and we look forward to his contributions as a member of Apples board of directors," Apple co-founder and chief executive officer Steve Jobs said in a release.
so what if Google buys Apple?
Apple Revenue 13.93 Billion
Google Revenue 6.14 Billion
Apple Net Income 1.3 Billion
Google Net Income 1.4 Billion
Apple Assets 10.3 Billion
Google Assets 9 Billion
(2005 Figures via Google Finance [finance.google.com])
By the numbers alone, either could buy the other. However, the personalities involved would rather soundly deny the possibility.