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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.

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