NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- So, pursuant to the recently-published Buy Apple Because Its Does Not Participate in Silicon Valley's Insanity, I can't help question the logic of the crowd. Of what appears to be the consensus.
I'm having trouble finding words here. And the more I read spew like Facebook is so brilliant and Apple is so 2007, the more without speech I become.
Facebook buys WhatsApp, at least in part, because WhatsApp managed to amass a user base that Facebook envies. With that user base, WhatsApp has taken the lead in a space -- messaging -- where Facebook has, to some extent, failed and Twitter (TWTR) has failed miserably.
You could logically call the aforementioned failure a weakness.
Facebook remedies this weakness (or so the chic, jock-sniffer narrative goes), this miss on its part by spending billions of dollars (which, again, might as well be in Monopoly resources because it's part of Silicon Valley's shell game of shifting financial transactions) to buy WhatsApp.
And somehow Apple comes out the weaker man in the eyes of many.
Apple doesn't require this type of intervention. It doesn't need to buy a company for an outrageous sum to fill gaps in or defend its business. We ought to look at this reality and laud it as a strength.