CNBC and others are reporting this morning that Google is very close to a deal to buy Twitter. According to Tech Crunch, the logic behind this deal is that Twitter threatens to be the first company to “out Google, Google” with the searching of the real time threads being a powerful new type of search…. one that is not search relatively static information of the web, but instead searching on peoples real time, or recent discussions… truly taking the “pulse” of the worlds conversations on any topic at any time. Twitter most recent valuation based on raising capital is estimated at $250 Million. They recently turned down a mostly stock offer from Facebook for $500 Million (but as a private company the true value of FB stock is a question). What will the big G pay?
The real question is when you went to research this rumor, or other pending breaking news, did you turn to Google or Twitter first?