Okay you may be wondering why the heck is an article about publicly traded companies talking about Twitter? For one it is not publicly traded.
Second, the owner and CEO adamantly refuse to even consider the idea.
Third, to prevent a takeover which may result in a veto Twitter has limited the sale of its stock by any shareholder to 20%.
Not Publicly Traded Does Not Mean You Cannot Buy Shares!
Granted, it will be harder to acquire shares. You need to be a founder, employee, relative or closely related investor to even get a chance. But if you do find yourself in that position better grab as much shares as you can.
This is because the stocks itself is pricey as it is. Even if the same does not go public there are a number of serious feelers for its acquisition.
Twitter, the Lucky Mistress?
Apple is neck deep in discussions with Twitter for a more lasting and permanent partnership. This is after talks with Facebook failed to produce results and the fallout on Ping. Case in point is the fact that Twitter is a mainstay in Iphone and Ipad.
This is not a passing fancy by Apple executives. Rather it is a partnership that is necessary in order to compete with Google, Android, Samsung, and probably dozens more of companies that are out to take a bite off Apple (no pun intended).
The Future for Apple
With the loss of its eccentric and exacting taskmaster, plus with all the companies it's pissed off intentionally or unintentionally, Apple is in trouble. First, there is Android and the wealth of software applications plus potential developers.
Second there is Samsung that just recently overtook Apple's sales in Smartphone's. Third, there is Google with its deep pockets, leadership potential, and out of the box thinking.
The list goes on and on. The last thing Apple wants is for Twitter to side with one of its main rivals. This is particularly imperative because their relationship with Facebook is still a bit shaky (refer to the Ping fiasco).
Twitter on Apple
The good news is that Twitter is not interested to enter into the smart phone and tablet industry. The bad news is Twitter does not need Facebook's cash. The good news is that both seem to be smart and social with each other (no pun intended.)
Apple on Twitter
If anything can be learned from the Ping fiasco, it is that "Apple is not social network friendly". In other words their mindset is not in tune with social media.
That is why a closer relationship with Twitter is imperative. This will not only provide greater integration but allow Apple to probe the depths of Twitter's understanding in social media.
If you are interested in the next big thing then you need to pay attention to both these companies. A partnership between them may just be the boost that can get both thru steep competition.
A fall-out, well the individual company's are still good as an investment for the time being, but consider other alternatives a few years from now.
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