Sony (SNE) shares jump in Japan on rumors the company might be bought by Apple (AAPL). Apple...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Sony (SNE) shares jump in Japan on rumors the company might be bought by Apple (AAPL). Apple could easily afford the deal but its strengths are product and brand management, not running a huge but struggling company, 24/7's Doug McIntyre writes. Sony has been "poorly managed" and is a "very messy company" - reviving it would be a "Herculean task." SNE +1.6%, AAPL -0.6 premarket.