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Apple Reportedly Considering Huge Investment In Twitter 90

Posted by Soulskill
from the keeping-up-with-the-googses dept.
The NY Times reports that Apple has internally discussed an investment into Twitter to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. From the article: "There is no guarantee that the two companies, which are not in negotiations at the moment, will come to an agreement. But the earlier talks are a sign that they may form a stronger partnership amid intensifying competition from the likes of Google and Facebook. Apple has not made many friends in social media. Its relationship with Facebook, for example, has been strained since a deal to build Facebook features into Ping, Apple's music-centric social network, fell apart. Facebook is also aligned with Microsoft, which owns a small stake in it. And Google, an Apple rival in the phone market, has been pushing its own social network, Google Plus. 'Apple doesn't have to own a social network,' Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said at a recent technology conference. 'But does Apple need to be social? Yes.'"
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Apple Reportedly Considering Huge Investment In Twitter

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  • by ExploHD (888637) on Saturday July 28, 2012 @01:34AM (#40799495)
    With all of their assets in the bank, they could do more R&D or they can start absorbing other companies. Looks like we know what their plan is now; I expect Apple technology to be at the same level as everybody else, from here on out.
  • by value_added (719364) on Saturday July 28, 2012 @02:54AM (#40799799)

    And they could add some preference options for people who come from normal computing backgrounds -i.e., ones where the Home and End keys actually move to the beginning and end of the current line.

    My computing background has taught me that Home and End keys are represented by CTRL-A and CTRL-E, respectively. When I bought my first Mac, I was pleased to discover that what I learned was still valid and Just Worked as promised. ;-)

    Granted, what you say about some of Finder's behaviour is valid, and similarly valid (but often less annoying) for replacement file managers like Path Finder, but I reckon few really care or notice. And of those that do, they probably have trivial needs. File management is important to me so instead of maintaining A Really Big List of why Finder, Path Finder et al suck, I opted for the CMS route, dropping to a terminal as needed and relying on a mix of AppleScript + Bash for routine chores.

    If it helps. Option + Up Arrow can take you to Home where Home is the top of a list.

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