Petinggi Facebook dan Google diduga telah melakukan berbagai pembicaraan dengan direksi Twitter tentang kemungkinan mengambilalih Twitter.Berbagai sumber, mengatakan perundingan sejauh ini masih belum menunjukkan hasil konkrit. Namun, hingga kini, Twitter, Facebook maupun Google massih enggan mengomentari mengenai hal ini. Dick Costolo, bos Twitter mengatakan perusahaannya ingin tetap mandiri dan juga tidak ingin masuk lantai bursa.
Google and Facebook are both reportedly courting Twitter. Although talks are at a very early stage the price tag of between $8bn and $10bn seems firm.Sumber1 Sumber2
Just two months ago Twitter was valued at $3.7bn after raising $200m in new financing. But in the interim the investment world has gone crazy for all things new media. Companies spouting the buzzwords social media, platforms, community and content are attracting offers not seen since the dotcom boom at the turn of the millennium.
Twitter now has more than 175 million users. Its revenues last year are said to have been $45m, although they are expected to more than double this year. But that’s a tiny sum for a $10bn company – especially one that is losing money. (Guardian)