5. Apple's Old News
The ink-stained wretches at the major newspapers sure must be desperate for something to write about this summer. Seriously, why else would the NY Times (NYT) and WSJ be trotting out warmed-over stories about Apple (AAPL - Get Report) making an investment in Twitter?
"The headline is, after all, written in the present tense. But talks between Apple and Twitter are apparently dead as a dumpling," clarifies Fuchs.Right on mark Marek! We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Although we could have said it better than the WSJ, which lamely pointed out that the discussions took place "more than a year ago." Everybody in Silicon Valley talks with everybody else, so why shouldn't Apple -- which is a builder, not a buyer anyway -- and Twitter -- which is surely suffering from post- Facebook fatigue -- exchange a few pleasantries? What's the big deal if there is no deal? It's not an old story worth even 140 new characters. Not even to mention the fact that, well, it just