Analysts Pooh-Pooh Talk Of Apple/disney Merger

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Several analysts on Monday dismissed a weekend report in Barron's magazine that Apple Computer might try to acquired the Walt Disney Co. In an interview with today's (Tuesday) San Francisco Chronicle, Ivan Feinseth, managing director of investment consultants Matrix USA, said that a merger "would be so detrimental to both businesses." He argued that if Apple Computer chief Steve Jobs had his eye on buying Disney, he wouldn't have sold Pixar Animation to Disney and made Disney a more expensive company to buy. Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, another investment consulting company specializing in technology, told the Chronicle, "I don't believe for a second that Jobs wants to be a media mogul as much as he is a technology visionary. ... I find that idea out in left field."  


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