Google and Facebook talk Twitter

  • Executives at Google and Facebook are reportedly engaged in "low-level talks" with Twitter about a possible acquisition of the micro blogging site.

    "The talks have so far gone nowhere, [sources close to the deal] say," reported the WSJ.

    Twitter has garnered major mainstream success in the past years, with ad revenue in 2011 expected to hit a very respectable $150 million.

    In addition, the site remains on target to generate as $250 million in ad revenue by 2012, making it an extremely lucrative acquisition for search engine giant Google or mega social networking site Facebook. 

    Last year, Twitter received $200 milllion in funding to help fuel its continued growth, which placed the company at a valuation of $3.7 billion.

    Of course, with stats pointing towards enormous growth as well as profit, talks and rumors of acquisition by a major corporation now seem like a more viable option.

    (VIa AFP)