Twitter may well decide not to sell. And while I don’t have time now to get into, if Twitter decides it wants to sell, Sweet Maria, what a bidding fest we will see.
Each suitor is an 800# Gorilla, each with solid strategic interests and potential synergies to bring. My quick take:
- For Apple, it takes the iPhone to a new level of potential communication / app platform
- For MSFT, I see the desktop having a sidebar twitter stream integrated right in—also helps it with mobile and with internet.
- Goog—Twitter represents that biggest best grab on the real-time info flow.
- News—well, Twitter’s all about the future of news.
No idea what will happen, but Twitter’s sitting about as prettily as can be. Very interesting to watch
Also, what happens here will be a signal as to where we are in the context of M&A / IPO in technology.
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