Facebook and Google want to buy Twitter around $10B

Reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday: Google and Facebook are trying to buy Twitter .

Twitter has continued to grow, in terms of reach, usability and social impact.

Google wants total access to Twitter’s data so it can make real-time information an integrated part of its offering and not just an add-on. Since 2009 the search giant has been indexing Twitter users’ tweets to add a real-time element to its search experience. Eighteen months on from that non-exclusive deal, Google has yet to create its own version of real-time search.

And similarly, Facebook, which was rumoured to have been interested in buying Twitter two years ago, would benefit massively from full access to Twitter’s rich data hose, in its bid to become the social web, within the web.

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