"In short, Twitter still hasn’t solved its growth problem.Twitter Might Have to Buy Its Way to Growth. Here’s a List of Possible Targets. | Re/code
One way to address it is to pay for it. Twitter certainly thinks buying growth isn’t a bad idea, since it considered acquiring SoundCloud earlier this year in what would likely have been a $1 billion-plus transaction. (The Berlin-based SoundCloud describes itself as the “YouTube for audio.”)
Twitter eventually walked away from that deal, but there’s a good chance it’s considering other options. It’s also sitting on a $3.5 billion cash stockpile after raising debt, and the company’s trading at a market value of over $30 billion, which means investors are buying today with the idea that the company will grow tomorrow. All together that gives Twitter a chance (and a mandate) to go out and get something big."
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Twitter Might Have to Buy Its Way to Growth. Here’s a List of Possible Targets. | Re/code
Some interesting scenarios in the full article, but perhaps it's more likely that Twitter itself will be acquired, if it fails to build momentum