Google is in negotiations to buy Twitter, according to reports from the US last night.
The ‘late stage’ negotiations to acquire the micro-blogging service come as its user numbers top 55m a day.
In 2008 Facebook was reported to be in talks with Twitter, but nothing came of the discussions.
Twitter, which lets people post messages of 140 characters, is reportedly valued at $250m (£170m).
This story first appeared on newmediaage.co.uk