We’ve heard all the rumors, we’ve seen all the reports and we’ve all been mumbling about the idea under our breath…Twitter, for sale?! There have been multiple reports that some of the biggest names in the business are offering up hefty chunks of change to snag Twitter, the most recent of which was Apple. So the question remains, will Twitter sell? Will it go to the top bidder or will it stay solo and forge it’s own path? Looks like we actually have a few answers to those rumors and questions.
Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, actually spoke up, and spoke out about all these rumors that have been flooding the news blogs as of late, and it looks like the short answer is this: Twitter is not for sale…yet. Here’s what Stone had to say:
“We’re really optimistic about becoming a successful profitable independent company and we believe there’s high potential here. That’s something we really want to see through.”
See it through they will, but that doesn’t mean they’ll always be that “profitable independent company.” He mentioned that he would be very interested in some sort of partnership with Google as currently they do all search-engine operations in-house using a company they acquired last year, Summize.
On top of all this, is the importance in making Twitter better for businesses, and helping businesses become more profitable. That has been the goal of Twitter for quite some time, and if and when that occurs, I think their “worth” will go up even further. Nevetheless, Twitter remains not for sale…for now.