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NewsPoster Feb 13, 2013 11:45 AM
Loewe shares rise on revived Apple buyout rumors
Shares of German TV maker Loewe have risen 43 percent on revived rumors of an Apple buyout, <em>Reuters</em> reports. "Apple supposedly wants to bid 4 euros a share for Loewe," one stock trader is quoted as saying. A Loewe spokesman claims the company is unaware of any acquisition offer, while Apple has refused to comment one way or another on the matter.<br /><br />Rumors of a takeover <a href="" rel='nofollow'>circulated last May</a>, but were quickly dismissed by Loewe, and nothing materialized out of them. The company has been suffering financially though, having seen losses nearly triple to 29 million euros in 2012. To compensate the company is firing about 200 people, and trying to increase cooperation with Sharp. Its weak position could make it an easy purchase.

Both Loewe and Sharp have had their names discussed in the context of an <A href="">Apple TV set</a>. While some reports have claimed that prototypes already exist, the device doesn't appear to have progressed beyond that stage. Apple may be waiting on stalled content deals, since the company is thought to be angling for a-la-carte subscriptions that could undermine the bundle deals typically arranged between networks and cable/satellite providers.
Spheric Harlot Feb 13, 2013 12:45 PM
This would be sad.

While Loewe is certainly the best match for any Apple television endeavors, they are the only consumer electronics company that still manufactures here in Germany. They make great - and beautiful - stuff.
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