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Could Google be planning a Twitter takeover?

April 7th, 2015 at 11:56 AM
Google Twitter Takeover Rumors

Following discussion of a potential takeover bid on Tuesday morning, Twitter shares soared to over $52, a 3.5% increase over yesterday. Although there are very few details to go off of, Barron’s reports that two unnamed companies are approaching Twitter with “serious” interest of a takeover.

One of those companies could very well be Google.

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Barron’s also says that, according to Briefing.com, Twitter has begun hiring advisors (possibly including Goldman Sachs) in order to “fend off a takeover offer.”

These rumors can’t be taken too seriously, but the idea of Twitter being bought out by a more profitable technology company isn’t too difficult to fathom. We’ll be keeping an eye out for any further news as the day progresses.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




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