Why it makes sense for Apple to invest in Twitter

According to the New York Times, Apple has had discussions with Twitter about making a substantial investment in the real-time network. A closer relationship between the two — which has been rumored in the past — would make some sense for both companies.

Finally: Apple is now the most valuable company in the world.

Apple surpassed Exxon Mobil Corporation to become the company with the highest market cap after trading on Wednesday. It’s an achievement that comes as the result of a long, steady climb for Apple, aided in no small part by the iPhone and the iPad.

Just How Big Is Apple’s Cash Pile?

Apple huge cash pile got bigger as of its last fiscal quarter, bringing its total liquid assets to around $65.8 billion. Market intelligence firm Asymco Tuesday provided some insight regarding what that number actually means in the context of Apple and its market position.