Google denies rumors of buying Twitter

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The founders of Twitter Evan Williams and Biz Stone would have launghed all the way to the bank the second time, they sold Blogger.com to Google just five years ago. Since the launch of Twitter in March 2006, the value and usership of Twitter is only going up, with big companies like Google and Microsoft playing the watch dog and keeping their ears to the ground on its growth and usership.

Last week TechCrunch broke the news that Twitter was being acquired by Google, the news spread like wild fire in the online world and also on Twitter. But sources in Google confirmed that they had not made any bid for Twitter.

Why would Google want to acquire Twitter ?
Industry experts have been arguing for sometime that Twitter’s real value is in search. Twitter’s strength is its ability to the best real time database and search engine on the Internet, Google has no clue on how to handle real time searches. While Twitter has been a great sales channel for multinational companies, its also been an effective solution for brands in real time to talk to their audience and a revolution for live blogging

Twitter recently secured $250 million valuation funding and turned down an offer to be bought by facebook just a few months ago for half a billion dollar.

If Google or Microsoft has to bid for Twitter I think it should be in the range of ONE BILLION DOLLARS, now thats a big amount to cash in for a three year old company.

What do you say ?

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  • mechape April 5, 2009, 11:55 pm

    1Bln US$ today is much less than 1Bln 10 years ago for ICQ,
    so ?
    Whad the buzz. But still GooG shouldn’t buy them for more than 400 Mln , stocks will fall again in 2-3 months reallY sharply.

    B.t.W. Great blog.
    Bkmrkd

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    • almir@seo April 25, 2009, 10:25 pm

      i do agree with you but Twitter would never fall for 400 million dollars its way to small a number for them

  • The Film Wall April 6, 2009, 4:47 am

    i think,it was april fool.now twitter not for selling!!

  • John @ Professional Web Design April 6, 2009, 5:41 am

    Thank God because honestly? Google only knows how to market google, and nothing else. Knoll? Chrome? Major epic fail!

    • ZK@Internet Marketing Blog April 6, 2009, 10:20 am

      I agree with you Google will kill Twitter and so will Microsoft. Its best in the hands of the founders right now

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  • Web Developer April 6, 2009, 8:02 pm

    The Twitter founders are going to laugh all the way to the bank soon once again 🙂

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  • African Safari April 6, 2009, 10:27 pm

    I feel twitter people wont do it …They have a amazing concept and they wont sell it simply

  • Abbey April 6, 2009, 11:16 pm

    Would it really be that bad if Google bought Twitter? I mean, Blogger didn’t turn out so bad, did it?

  • Electric Bikes April 8, 2009, 3:27 am

    I can’t believe that Google bought Twitter but if it happen then its really not so good.

  • game-girl April 8, 2009, 4:08 am

    I agree with the opinion above that everything will be OK and Twitter will stay Twitter for bloggers with its opportunities.

  • kitchen taps April 8, 2009, 6:31 am

    I too feel that it was only a rumour as such, google has no plans of buying twitter as of now.

  • facelift April 9, 2009, 12:32 am

    Google is expanding its empire, so it may be possible to google to owe it in future.

  • Online Marketing Agency April 9, 2009, 5:36 am

    No one can believe on it. Its simply fake.

  • Ann @ Work From Home April 9, 2009, 10:30 am

    I have a suspicion that Google can afford it

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  • Pituitary Gland April 10, 2009, 6:28 am

    To be honest I don’t really think they need it – they can just about launch anything and automatically receive millions of visitors on the first day of launch… I wish I had that kind of power

  • Seaward April 10, 2009, 10:08 pm

    I think it will be better for both twitter and Google like in case you tube. After it we can enjoy twitter more than before .

  • marc lohan@free movies April 11, 2009, 3:22 am

    yes.it was only rumors.but if twitter selling itself to the google,then it will be good for twitter.

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  • Jeet April 12, 2009, 11:34 am

    I think twitter ‘trends’ are really interesting. I don’t use the search on twitter yet but I do visit the search page to check out the latest trends.

    Google already owns jive.ly, I am sure they stand to benefit from a twitter acquisition but they should ensure that they do not put lame adsense adverts there. Twitter needs to have more subtle advertisements.

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  • Ben Pei@Make Money Online April 13, 2009, 7:42 am

    Aww man this is such an envy. I wish I had such programming skills that could bring me billions.

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  • Seaward April 14, 2009, 12:31 am

    I am sure they stand to benefit from a twitter acquisition but they should ensure that they do not put lame adsense adverts there.

  • Ships April 17, 2009, 8:39 am

    Isn’t 1 bln USD too much for twitter. Yes they had good idea, but everything is just spamming.

  • Cocacolya April 18, 2009, 10:18 am

    i cant understand why is twitter so popular

  • Earn Money Writing April 22, 2009, 9:16 am

    There is no way Twitter should be sold.

    The only place they are going is up!!

    Why sell for 1 billion now when you can get 3 billion with the year?

  • almir@seo April 25, 2009, 10:27 pm

    I think Google is thinking about it for sure because when they say something they don’t mean it at first but they eventually go back and purchase what ever it is that interests them.

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  • Blogging Banks April 28, 2009, 2:08 pm

    I still find it hard to track any significant additions to my stats from twitter. Maybe Dell could be making $1 million from it, but then that doesn’t seem a lot for the company that has revenues in the tens of billions of dollars..

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  • tagalog music April 30, 2009, 1:45 am

    Google and Twitter have been holding only “product-related discussions” about search-related issues. It was very preliminary … and that was that…

  • Lena Steuern@ sicher Kaufen und Verkaufen April 30, 2009, 2:15 pm

    I also don’t understand why twitter is so popular. I don’t know why people would want their lives to be so closely followed (at all times).. I think twitter really invades privacy. It is, however, very successful and if Google want to buy it, maybe it would be something good for their portfolio

  • article post robot May 6, 2009, 7:22 pm

    i heard this before i think that google is going to buy twitter but not anytime soon their just denying this now.

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