Twitter tries to steal Apple's spotlight

How sly: Twitter's Biz Stone posted over the weekend that "there's going to be some very interesting breaking news happening on Twitter." By which Stone means that people are going to be using Twitter to report on Steve Jobs's keynote at Apple's WWDC event today. Jobs is expected to announce a new version of the iPhone, but only after boring the bejeezus out of everyone who's not a developer with a lot of inane news about software — not that that will stop Apple transcriptionists from Twittering Jobs's every exhalation.

Clever of Stone, in a post promising increased Apple-related Twitter usage won't bring the site down, to suggest that Twitter and Apple are up to something together. Especially after past hints of a Twitter-Apple collaboration had the companies' mutual fanboys so revved up.