Google buying Twitter seems like a match made in heaven. After all, Twitter does social well and Google would benefit from ads on Twitter. We’ve even had some speculation of such a purchase here at Techaeris, through articles and staff discussions. It makes great sense for Google to buy Twitter for a myriad of reasons, one of which is that Americans are getting more of their news from Facebook and Twitter now than news sources. That’s pretty huge and would give Google a massive amount of eyeballs on its products and services. Integrating Google search and Twitter would also be a benefit for Google, increasing its search traffic substantially. After all the “evidence” that Google could be poised to buy Twitter, one man explains why Google will not buy Twitter.
“Google will probably buy Twitter.” Google’s recent 10-Q would seem to make it less likely. Also Larry doesn’t give a f–k about Twtr.
— Amir Efrati (@amir) August 5, 2015
Amir Efrati is a technology writer at The Information and his short rebuttal to my list of pros on a Google/Twitter purchase in a lot of ways makes sense. While his opinion isn’t necessarily written in stone and anything could happen, there’s at least a semi-valid reason why such a purchase wouldn’t happen. Only time will tell if Google has any interest in a Twitter purchase or if Larry Page really doesn’t give a…
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