(Online article) – the rumors kitchen to the popular online short message service Twitter heats up further. New York (AP) – now was in two technology blogs iPhone and Mac maker Apple as a potential buyer. Internet services TechCrunch and Gawker reported on Tuesday, citing informed people of a possible purchase price at $700 million in cash. On Twitter, users can send short messages 140 characters at a wide circle of readers – so called micro-blogging. The service is currently considered one of the “hottest” Internet startups and is growing rapidly: from less than 10 million users at the beginning of the year to currently estimated at around 25 million. But the problem is that Twitter makes no money, because there is no business model. However, the short message service was repeatedly touted as a takeover candidate. According to earlier information, Twitter had brushed off the online network Facebook that 500 had offered millions of dollars some time ago. Early April had a TechCrunch report on the interest of the search engine giant Google on Twitter stir caused, which was however rejected by other sources.