Friday, April 03, 2009

Blodget: 5 Reasons Google Should Buy Twitter for $1 Billion

From Henry Blodget - If Google were to acquire Twitter, Google should buy the company for $1 Billion
1. Google needs a huge new growth engine and Twitter might just fit the bill.
2. Twitter is a hell of a lot more relevant to Google's business than other big Google ideas, such as YouTube...
3. $1 billion is couch change for Google.
4. Twitter could conceivably threaten Google's cash cow--search.
5. Like Google, Twitter is already a verb.
We hope Google has a better strategic rationale for acquiring Twitter beyond buying into the hype.

Twitter has raised ~$55 million in funding from venture capitalists including Institutional Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and angels Ron Conway, Mike Maples Jr., Chris Sacca and Betaworks.


Anonymous said...

love the pics bro

Anonymous said...

yummy. As Homer Simpson would say...mmmmm. beer!

I don't think Google wants a money loser like Twitter on their P&L. They will start with a partnership then expand that into a deal.

Anonymous said...


Is that accurate?

Anita said...

hmm. Interesting.