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Apple Will Probably Buy Twitter Next

Stocks in this article: AAPL TWTR

Just as Apple can make money at the same time it acts as a steward of the environment, Apple can make money as it helps strengthen a music industry it almost singlehandedly bruised and battered.

That's a key, if not the key component of this deal for Beats that's all about music -- to dominate every corner of the digital music landscape and reinvigorate the music industrial complex by building dynamic one-stop shop platforms for artists to connect with their fans and leveraging the power of the data music fans yield. That's where Twitter comes in.

For background on what Twitter's doing with respect to music go HERE, HERE and HERE. Read them all because they're important. And the rest of the media will start reporting on what's contained in each of those HERES after it has become obvious that it's not only material, but critical. But I'm telling you about it now because the plans Apple has for and in conjunction with the team at Beats Music meshes seamlessly with the things Twitter is doing and is about to with its music-focused users and real-time and historical music music preference data.

Throw an acquisition that brings venues and live concerts into the mix -- such as the ultra-exciting Ticketfly -- and everything I've been thought trajectorying (my word) on comes together crystal clear. (So clear Billboard might do a story on it after it becomes obvious!).

While it might not and probably doesn't have to be, Twitter could form the next rung in a ladder that represents one of the most exciting times ever at Apple. Apple does a favor for Twitter and the rest of us who love Twitter by keeping it alive. Twitter will no longer have to worry about its bottom line. Apple can subsidize Twitter just like it will Beats. This naturally unleashes the inherent power of the platform. And, in what has always been Apple fashion, it helps build out a powerful ecosystem that does a whole bunch of important things, not the least of which is help sell hardware.

--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Rocco Pendola is a full-time columnist for TheStreet. He lives in Santa Monica. Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors, reporters and analysts from holding positions in any individual stocks.
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