It would somehow seem appropriate, given the context, if this turns out to be a (meta-micro-blogging) case study in what happens when traditional journalism modus operandi (e.g., fact-checking…) fade away; I still wouldn’t be surprised to see a Google/Twitter acquisition, in any case.
Google is in "late stage" talks to acquire microblogging service Twitter, according to a report on Thursday on TechCrunch citing two unnamed sources.
All Things Digital's Kara Swisher, however, on Friday said the report isn't true, also citing unnamed sources and saying the companies have only been in product-related discussions. And a TechCrunch update backpedaled a bit, citing another source who said acquisition talks were at a "fairly early stage."
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