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Someone might actually buy Twitter


After months of speculation, Twitter may actually be getting bought up.

The buyer?

Well, that hasn't been determined yet. But that's beside the point.

The real news here is that Twitter is actually in conversations with possible buyers, CNBC reports. And this is exactly what the struggling tech company might need to stay afloat.

The micro-blogging site has had a tough past couple of years, going through several CEOs and seeing its stock plunge following a shiny public debut.

The problem?

Amid an increasingly competitive social media landscape, Twitter has struggled to add new users and innovate in ways that core fans aren't alienated. And along the way, it has managed to make some big deals like live streaming NFL games.

So who are these potential buyers?

According to CNBC, some of the potential buyers include Google and Salesforce. Reuters says Verizon is another possible suitor.

The deal could range from $18 billion to $30 billion. Not too shabby.

Nearly everyone (probably including its investors) thinks Twitter needs some help.

Regardless of the buyer, if and when the purchase happens, we'll likely find out on Twitter.

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