Is Twitter flying the coop? I heard a rumor (true or not?) that Google may pay upwards of $10 BILLION for the “sublime might community with just 140 letters”.
Is this true? Here’s the article I saw from Mashable.com :
We’re hearing chatter about a possible sale of Twitter, and extraordinary valuations are part of the conversation, with various executives talking about numbers upwards of $10 billion.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook and Google executives have engaged in “low-level talks” with Twitter. According to the WSJ’s “people familiar with the matter,” those discussions are estimating the value of the microblogging service “in the neighborhood of $8 billion to $10 billion.”
High, indeed, but there’s a high value placed on attention, and Twitter’s getting that: In fact, the company set an all-time record for tweets during a sporting event during the final minutes of last weekend’s Super Bowl, recording an astonishing 4064 tweets in a single second.
The overall record was set last New Year’s Eve in Japan where revelers sent a total of 6,939 tweets per second just after the clock struck midnight. Now that’s engagement.
What do you think?
Is that little bird actually worth somewhere between $8 billion and $10 billion?
Let me know your thoughts (oh and 140 letters or less, of course).