Last night the New York Times reported Apple has been considering a strategic investment of a few hundred million dollars in Twitter in “recent months”.After that story broke, the Wall Street Journal came out with its own, which says Apple considered an investment in Twitter a year ago, but, “People familiar with the matter said there are no current formal investment or acquisition discussions between the companies.”
Apple and Twitter have been working together for over a year now. Apple has made Twitter a big part of its operating systems, allowing users to tweet photos, web pages, and just about anything else with ease.
Apple has not done anything particularly well in the “social” realm. It seems to be leaving that to Twitter. Perhaps a year ago, when Apple started working with Twitter, it considered making an investment to protect Twitter from being bought by Google or another rival who wouldn’t work with Apple.