Check out the report on Think Secret about an unnamed technology company accumulating Apple stock through brokers. As a former IBM employee, I can tell you this is exactly the way Big Blue behaves when it wants to buy a company. It makes perfect sense -- IBM will be making the Apple processors, it gets a desktop product to compliment it's Power-4 servers. It kills off its money losing PC business, but gets to remain a player in the field while taking on Microsoft head to head. IBM gives Apple 100% product development autonomy and something it's never had before -- a sales channel into the Fortune 500. OS X computers in a corporate office is a tough sell, but link them up to IBM mainframes and UNIX servers and suddenly you have a compelling, cost effective, secure alternative to Wintel anarchy.