Rumors popped up that Apple may be looking to buy Twitter. “Apple is in late stage negotiations to buy Twitter and is hoping to announce it at WWDC in June,” said a normally reliable source this evening, adding that the purchase price would be $700 million in cash. The trouble is we’ve checked with other sources who claim to know nothing about any Apple negotiations. If these discussions are happening, Twitter is keeping them very quiet indeed. We would have passed on reporting this rumor at all, but other press is now picking it up.
So since other press is picking it up then I suspect it this may become an even bigger rumor which then becomes a near reality that is in fact nothing but someone saying something to someone somewhere under the guise of anonymity. Trouble is the person talking is likely speaking out of a body part that is not their mouth but we are going to do this dance anyway.
So, let’s just open up the discussion to you Pilgrims. What do you think of this proposed union? Is it a match made in heaven or is it destined for a bad break up? Will it happen or not? Should it happen at all? What would you call this new service – Twapple? Twipple? Twouble?
Tune in soon for another edition of “How the ‘News’ Makes People Speculate”.