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STRML on Sept 26, 2016 | hide | past | favorite

This is speculation, from a website not known for their reliability. Seeking Alpha make money off ads and click bait stories about stocks.

Perhaps the title could be edited to reflect this?

Key phrase from this speculation:

> Investors, including myself,

People are pumping up these rumors to unload the stock. There is absolutely no reason for Google to buy Twitter. None.

I can think of a couple of reasons:

i) Better integration of realtime search results. ii) A social network that's already established. Google wants a social network, but has failed spectacularly to create their own.

I agree it's probably complete nonsense though. But weirder things have happened. Apple bought Topsy, a Twitter analytics company, and shut that down, presumably for the data.

On mobile, if I click the link for reading the rest of the article I get a full screen and impossible to close popup asking me to download their app. Sigh.

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