Report: Google is thinking about buying Twitter

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Twitter has a had a few years of slow growth, but with some recent successes under its belt, it looks like there are a few bidders for an acquisition.

A report by CNBC indicates that Google and Salesforce are among the top suitors looking to buy Twitter. Other ‘top tech companies’ are also looking into the purchase.

Google is a particularly interesting suitor that has been rumored before; buying Twitter would give it a strong foothold to take on Facebook after the relative failure of Google+.

Of course, discussing an acquisition doesn’t mean one is actually imminent (look at Apple and McLaren). This is a report and may never pan out, but at least investors seem excited – stocks soared over 15 percent upon the report’s release.

Twitter may soon get formal bid, suitors said to include Salesforce and Google on CNBC

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