So Apple and Twitter, what are we to make of your potentially pending secret engagement, if reports of a blossoming romance are accurate? Perhaps this is a match made in heaven between two like-minded partners. Or perhaps both are settling for the last firm that will have them.
As one of the very few big tech companies without a Twitter account, Apple may seem like an odd choice for the rumor mill to pair with Twitter. But that’s exactly what’s being whispered in the tech press, and frankly, the marriage might just be fate.
Evelyn M. Rusli and Nick Bilton reported that Apple is considering taking a stake in Twitter and making a strategic investment “in the hundreds of millions of dollars.”
The journalists from Reuters write that Apple and Twitter are “currently not in discussions on the mobile technology giant taking a stake in the popular social networking site,” adding, “It is unclear if the two companies talked about a deal in the past and at what level such discussions were held, but there are no current, formal talks between the companies on an investment or acquisition, the sources said.”
“We think of them as a company that our company looks up to,” Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said of Apple in a recent interview, according to the Times. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has also been cited as a potential heir to Steve Jobs’ throne.
But whether you believe in love at first sight or think marriages of convenience can last, Apple and Twitter together makes some degree of sense. Will they go through with investment?
Only time will tell.