On Friday, the New York Times reported that Apple was in talks with Twitter about making a “strategic investment” of “hundreds of millions of dollars” in the social networking site. Now, however, The Wall Street Journal has claimed that those talks took place more than a year ago, but didn’t result in a deal.
The Wall Street Journal published its report on Sunday, citing “people familiar with the matter” that have said the discussions between Apple and Twitter “didn’t immediately result in a deal and aren’t currently active.
“The Apple-Twitter relationship remains strong even without a strategic investment stake,” says WSJ, and reports that people familiar with Twitter have said that the company’s ties with Apple are “closer than with any other tech giant.”
Apple has already integrated Twitter with its iOS devices, and people familiar with Twitter executives say the company has “expressed admiration for Apple and continue to see the company as a natural ally against Facebook and Google.”
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