Report: Google in Talks to Buy Twitter? Update: Probably Not

Google is in talks to buy the hot microblogging service Twitter, according to Mike Arrington at TechCrunch, who cited two unnamed sources in a post late Thursday. How far along the talks are—if they are indeed acquisition talks—is in doubt, however. TechCrunch first reported talks were in the late stage, then later updated the post to say they’re early, and that the two companies are considering working together on a real-time Google search engine.

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