Despite rumors to the contrary, UK-based Spotify denies being in talks with Apple over a possible acquisition. In an interview with CNET, Spotify representative Jim Butcher said that is company has "...absolutely no intention" of selling to Apple or anyone for that matter.
That takes care of that.
Spotify lets users stream music to their computers and mobile devices, and many believe it could be in competition with Apple's future plans. You'll remember that Apple purchased streaming service Lala not so long ago. Plus, they've got that big old data center just itching to get rolling in North Carolina. Many believe that those are the ingredients to a music streaming service, though that's only a rumor at this point.
If it does come to fruition, it looks like Spotify's technologies won't be included.