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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Apple to buy Twitter???


I saw THIS come across my blog-reader today from several sources.

Here's a snipet:
"TechCrunch's Michael Arrington is reporting that rumors beginning to float around the blogosphere are stating that Apple is interested in purchasing Twitter for US$700 million in cash. Twitter, in case you've been off of the planet for the last two years, is the magical "social networking" tool that has you answer the question "What am I doing right now?" in 140 characters or less."


In thinking about, it's got me wondering what Apple has up it's sleeve... They don't typically buy things just for fun and to offer $700 million in cash means, to me, that they want it pretty bad.

Personally, I really enjoy Twitter. (You can find me HERE.) My wife, not so much.
I enjoy that it lets me keep up with friends from around the country over the course of the day and week... friends that I wouldn't be able to keep up with otherwise.

But part of me wonders what Apple is planning to do with it if they get it (if they even want it)? And all of me hopes that they haven't figured out some way to charge for it or add advertisements or something crazy like that.

It will be interesting to see what transpires between Apple and Twitter. They've got my attention for sure.

Jim

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Chalk up another exhibit of my partial technological slowness. I've never used Twitter, but I was under the impression that it was a packet-switching protocol like IRC or SMTP. I had no idea it constituted its own company.

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