Google close to buying Twitter?

Google is in negotiations to buy Twitter according to reports out of the US last night.

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).

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