Twitter: We’re Not for Sale
Forget all those rumors about Apple, Google, Microsoft or anyone else buying Twitter: The company’s bosses say Twitter is not for sale. Yesterday, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams were on ABC’s The View as part of Twitter’s current media campaign that has also included appearances on Oprah and The Colbert Report. Responding to a question from Barbara Walters about the rumors surrounding an imminent purchase of Twitter by a larger tech company, Stone responded with an unequivocal, “No. We are not for sale.”
The same day that Stone and Williams were mixing it up with Walters and her chatty coffee klatch, Twitter’s Vice President of Operations Santosh Jayaram was talking about the future of Twitter’s search engine. Speaking on a discussion panel with representatives from Twitter and LinkedIn, Jayaram said Twitter was going to start indexing Web pages linked to in Twitter posts, according to CNET. The basic idea behind indexing web pages is not to compete against larger search engines like Google, but to supply a faster alternative for real-time information.
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