Microsoft rumored to be among Twitter's many current suitors
A new report claims that Microsoft could be one of the many companies that might be interested in acquiring Twitter. Others interested are said to include Google, Salesforce and Verizon.
The rumors that Twitter might be for sale hit earlier today via CNBC, naming Google and Salesforce as interested parties. TechCrunch later posted that its own sources claim that Microsoft and Verizon are also interested in acquiring Twitter.
Microsoft has already announced plans to buy social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, with the deal scheduled to be closed by the end of 2016. Later, it was revealed that Microsoft came out on top of a bidding war with Salesforce to acquire LinkedIn, which caused Microsoft's final price to be several billion dollars more than it first pitched. TechCrunch stated today that its sources have indicated that Microsoft's interest in Twitter "in part, is an attempt by the company to drive the price up to keep it out of Salesforce's hands."
When contacted a company spokesperson stated, "At this moment Microsoft has nothing to share." Indeed, none of these reports has been officially confirmed by any of the companies listed. However, the rumors have certainly helped to drive up the price of Twitter's stock today by over 19%, as of this writing.
Do you think Microsoft should buy Twitter and if so, why? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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Great idea and it could have live feeds to "live tiles" to stay connected and up to date at all times.
Anyone but Facebook.
Anyone but Facebook.
Anyone but Facebook. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
We’re reaching out because you are a user of the Twitter app for Windows Phone. Recently, we have seen some issues with the app due to compatibility problems. We want to continue to provide a reliable Twitter experience for Windows Phone, which we believe will be best delivered through the Twitter website. We will therefore be ending our support for the app and removing it from the Windows Phone Store."
NLP = natural language processing.
Very interesting comment. It made me stop and think. Is twitter a good example of this? It's brevity can make the communication forced, misspelled, cryptic, and even unintelligible if you aren't "in the know" of obscure abbreviations. It's interesting that the twitter style of writing spills over to other media that doesn't have any limit on the number of characters used. Easy and obvious communication, understood by most people, should be the goal.
don't need them to f... up anything else.