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  • ZDNet, Wednesday, March 3, 2010 1:47 PM
Could, and should, Microsoft by Twitter? Mary-Jo Foley raises the questions in ZDNet's All About Microsoft blog. CEO Steve Ballmer said this week that he's not convinced such a move would make sense for the software giant. "But he didn't say [in an exchange with Search Engine Land Editor-in-Chief Danny Sullivan] Microsoft hadn't considered such a move or that it might not in the future," notes Foley.

Furthermore, Ballmer telling Sullivan that the rational for a Twitter deal is "not clear," leads her to speculate that Microsoft may have sniffed around, "and may still be sniffing...." Foley herself says she's "on the fence" about a Twitter acquisition. "Twitter still has yet to launch ads or any other money-making scheme, but it's still around and still relevant to many techie and non-techie users." Still, it deserves mentioning that, a year ago, Foley's answer was a flat, 'No.'



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