Why Shouldn't Microsoft Buy Netflix?

Why shouldn't Microsoft (MSFT) buy Netflix (NFLX)? That's what I keep coming back to, even after reading Rocco Pendola's excellent riposte against my suggestion the other day about a potential merger that would make fortunes for Netflix owners (as if the plus-100% first quarter wasn't enough) and let Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer get his groove back -- that is, if he ever had one. (He did, I was in college with him!)

Sure, Rocco's right that the Netflix balance sheet is stretched. He's correct that the company is paying up for a lot of content -- through the nose, even. Yes, indeed, it has to go international and that's expensive, time-consuming and difficult....611 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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