Well here’s an interesting rumor for you. While we know that Google+ isn’t that popular of a social network. Even though we here at Android Headlines use it daily. It looks like Google has set its eyes on another social network, in Twitter. Twitter is one of the biggest social networks around. And it’s great for getting news. As well as getting your thoughts out there 140 characters at a time. We’ve heard of Twitter takeover rumors before, but today they’ve resurfaced.
The rumor today is that Twitter is of “serious interest” to two companies. One of which is said to be Google. Due to that news, Twitter’s stock has risen about 3% so far, and will likely continue to rise. Briefing.com has stated that Twitter has hired advisors to “fend off the takeover offer.” So it looks like Twitter doesn’t want to go anywhere.
All of this comes on a day that Twitter announces a new and improved RT with Quote button that’s available on iOS now and will be coming to Android soon. To keep it short, the update basically embeds the tweet, so you have up to 116 characters to write your comment in. Which is a pretty nice update actually, because usually, you don’t get anywhere near that much space.
So if Google were to buy Twitter, what would they do with it? Could we see a Google+ and Twitter marriage in a few years, after all the regulatory documentation is taken care of? It’s tough to say, but definitely something interesting to think about. If Google has indeed given an offer to Twitter, we should learn more soon. Especially if it’s accepted by Twitter. Currently, Twitter’s market capitalization is just under $33 billion. That’s a lot of money for a company that it’s just under 10 years old.
It’s important that we remind everyone that this is just a rumor for now. So take this with a grain of salt. But this is coming from Barron’s, so there’s a huge possibility that it could be for real. We’ll be keeping an eye on it and see what happens over the next few hours and even days. I’m sure Twitter’s stock will keep rising though.