Sometimes a rumor is so ridiculous you have to comment on it. Our newest sister site, CrackBerry.com, is reporting that stock traders are all hopped up on rumors that Microsoft is thinking about acquiring RIM. CB's Michaluk puts the proper amount of skepticism in and I'm pretty sure it's not just fear of the Microsoft monster causing him to go into denial. It really is a silly rumor:
Steve Sachs, head of trading at Rydex Investments in Rockville, Maryland told Bloomberg, "We're hearing the same rumor everyone else is, the Microsoft and RIM rumor. I can't even count the number of times we've heard that over the last three years."
Microsoft has also recently been rumored to be thinking about buying Yahoo. Listen people: Microsoft already has a darn good mobile services solution and they're making some strides in online services (confusing branding aside). I know it's hard to believe about the "beast from Redmond," but sometimes Microsoft just likes to straight-up compete in the marketplace, okay?
Anyhow, if you're one of those dirty crackberry users, head on over and say hi to our new buddies, they're good people aside from the fact that they seem to prefer Blackberrys. Blackberries. Whatever it is.
Update: Your truly suspects that some clueless wall street denizen must've heard something about Microsoft and RIM playing nice so that RIM could more easily develop their "Virtual Blackberry" software designed to sit on top of Windows Mobile. Just my guess, but it's a good one, no?