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NYT: Apple looked to buy a stake in Twitter over recent months; talks are not active

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jul 2012, 10:20

More than a year ago, Apple and Twitter discussed the idea of the Cupertino tech titan taking what was described as a strategic investment in the messaging company; talks led nowhere and both sides are not negotiating presently...

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posted on 29 Jul 2012, 11:08

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Apple can takeover Twitter company with no problem.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 11:51 5

2. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

they cant
all the money is for war and lawsuits

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 11:58 2

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

I wonder what is Apple's strategy to buy into twitter

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 15:15 2

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 24943; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I wonder why somebody would thumb down a thought that's not pro/anti anyone. That's plain stupid.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 23:58

8. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

The thumb downs should be because the answer to the question is obvious. They're probably due to partisanship though because people can't help but polarize any issue into the proverbial "us" and "them".
But back to the obvious answer... Twitter has become one of the most dominant forms of communication there are. Not only that, or should I say, even more so than that, Twitter has become a marketing powerhouse as mentioned in the article about their advertising revenue. Notice all the hash tags that are inundating the all forms of visual media the websites and television? They're omnipresent. Apple is a marketing expert, and yet somehow their own forays into social networking have met with disappointment. I'd say they're practically salivating at the prospects of a piece of the Twitter pie.
Twitter said nuh uh though most likely due to Apple wanting too much control, regardless of how much money they offered.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 14:28

4. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I think that Apple would buy Twitter just so that other smartphones (mainly Android) won't be allowed to use it, but that would screw over everyone who uses Twitter by restricting it to Apple devices/services.

Apple's Ping service was such a failure and they'd rather just buysteal something than make their own. Which is Apple's way anyway, buy some small company (or steal and patent it what they have) so no one can use it.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 15:18 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 24943; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

That's not apples goal with twitter, and that would b counter productive to apple since they, and google have a very lucrative working relationship. Ur post was stupid, full of hot air, and lacked any kind of intelligence or knowledge of tech business. Ur goal was simply to bash apple... U failed!!!

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 22:48

7. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

Feel free to use your brain prior to posting any comments, because what you just posted is pure dumbassery.

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