Recode: ‘Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard’

Not sure how this acquisition would help either company — sounds like a deal just for the sake of making a deal.

Update: Here’s a loose theory, formed after reading a few very thoughtful emails from readers that were all along the same lines. Facebook is killing it — they’re thriving in every way that anyone would want them to. Twitter is measured against Facebook, and they come up (far) short both financially and in terms of active users. Twitter feels compelled to “do something, anything” over and over to ignite growth. And so blowing a billion dollars on the world’s best-looking, slickest-designed RSS aggregator is their next “something”.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015