When it comes to social networks, Apple has always cozied up to Twitter, but it turns out their relationship might have been a little more serious than we all thought. A while back, Apple considered offering several hundred million dollars for a stake in the micro-blogging platform.
The New York Times broke the news with information from unnamed sources who said the considered offer was at least in the hundred million dollar territory, a number which would have put Twitter at somewhere near a $10 billion valuation. At the moment, however, there are no negotiations being held between the two giants.
It's not surprising that Apple might want a piece of Twitter considering that the two have a pretty good rapport already. That's not to mention that Microsoft has (part of) Facebook and Google has Google+, so Apple's sort of out in the cold. An offer in the hundreds of millions range wouldn't be a very big deal for Apple either, considering it's sitting on roughly $100 billion in liquid assets.