Cash-rich Apple should buy Twitter so it can finally add the social media components it's always lacked? That's some of the financial wisdom being spouted around Wall Street today.
Priced at about $9 billion, Apple could easily afford the microblogging site, but the fact is that Apple is a bit of a miser when it comes to money. The tech company has never paid more than $500 million for an acquisition, according to Mashable.
It would be a huge break with tradition, but it would also remedy Apple's lack of a social outlet and the Ping debacle. And Apple has already integrated Twitter into its new OS X Mountain Lion, so why not make it official?