Is Disney the apple of Jobs' eye?

When media giant the Walt Disney Co. acquired Steve Jobs' Pixar movie studio, the mega-deal made Jobs the largest individual investor in Disney.

That's a lot of mouse ears.

But as the largest individual shareholder in Disney, would Jobs be interested in having his Apple acquire Disney?

Financial publication Barron's reported Apple may be interested in making a bid for media giant, given Jobs' experience in leading companies familiar with technology and award winning movies using computer annimation, a story in MarketWatch noted.

And what do the folks at Apple have to say about these rumors? They're quiet as a mouse. An Apple spokesman noted the company does not comment on rumors or speculation.

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    Dawn Kawamoto covered enterprise security and financial news relating to technology for CNET News.

     

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