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Windows 7: Could (and should) Microsoft buy Twitter?

04 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Could (and should) Microsoft buy Twitter?

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A number of Web pundits have suggested during the past year-plus that Microsoft should buy Twitter. (An equal number have advocated for Google to buy the company and save it from Microsoft’s clutches.)

Would a Microsoft buy — if Twitter’s founders ever entertained such an idea — make sense for the Redmondians? CEO Steve Ballmer said this week that he’s not convinced such a move would make sense for Microsoft. But he didn’t say Microsoft hadn’t considered such a move or that it might not in the future.

Search Engine Land Editor-in-Chief Danny Sullivan had a chance to quiz Ballmer about all things search-related during a March 2 Search and Marketing Expo West (SMX) keynote.
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Could (and should) Microsoft buy Twitter? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com


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04 Mar 2010   #2
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Nope. It's just a fad. Just like Myspace and Facebook. The next new thing always comes along.
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04 Mar 2010   #3
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

im sure MS could buy Twitter, but i dont think they should. what purpose would it have for them?
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04 Mar 2010   #4
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

World domination?
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04 Mar 2010   #5
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
im sure MS could buy Twitter, but i dont think they should. what purpose would it have for them?
My thoughts, too.

Bill G. is already on there...so...what would be the point? Perhaps to turn it into some moneymaking operation?
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04 Mar 2010   #6
LeeMan

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 
Well...

To be honest,

I really think Microsoft shouldn't.

The reason for this is because Microsoft have enough everything. Please do not get me wrong but Twitter would be another task on Microsoft's To-Do list.

- Lee
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05 Mar 2010   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Nope. It's just a fad. Just like Myspace and Facebook. The next new thing always comes along.
They are still going strong...

Twitter was the new fad.


I think MS should buy it. It's one of the quicker ways to kill it... or save it from Google's clutches.
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07 Mar 2010   #8
captainjy

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Nope. It's just a fad. Just like Myspace and Facebook. The next new thing always comes along.
You read too many public opinion articles. As social as people are, Twitter will continue growing and rolling out new services and features to an already simple and very basic system. Personally, I can live without Facebook, but Twitter is a very huge resource for socializing, information and news that will be a very large part of the Internet for a very long time, IMO.
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07 Mar 2010   #9
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

why not? microsoft owns hotmail/msn, they got their own xbox 360 console, why not have a social networking site
microsoft vs google
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07 Mar 2010   #10
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

One of the problems of the corporate world today is lack of focus. We have food stores selling motor oil, gas stations selling milk and pharmacies selling everything. I can't help but feel that the net result is a descent into mediocrity.

Microsoft as mentioned, has Hotmail and MSN, both of which compliment a software manufacturer by providing some basic tools to stay informed and browse the web. To add Twitter to the mix is akin to selling popcorn at an auto parts store - You could, but why would you want to?

Now, I'll admit that I am biased against social networking in general, which I consider to be the equivalent of organized spam, where 99.9% of the content is nothing short of rambling inanities, in my opinion. I think that Microsoft would do well to concentrate on what it does best and leave the 'fluff' to others.
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