04 Apr Google in talks to buy Twitter? Reports conflict
Google is in “late stage” talks to acquire microblogging service Twitter, according to a report on Thursday on TechCrunch citing two unnamed sources.
All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher, however, on Friday said the report isn’t true, also citing unnamed sources and saying the companies have only been in product-related discussions. And a TechCrunch update backpedaled a bit, citing another source who said acquisition talks were at a “fairly early stage.”
Google declined to comment, but Twitter co-founder Biz Stone posted a statement on his blog Friday that neither confirmed the talks nor ruled them out.
“It should come as no surprise that Twitter engages in discussions with other companies regularly and on a variety of subjects,” Stone said. “Our goal is to build a profitable, independent company and we’re just getting started.” The 30-employee company is hiring, he added.
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