Twitter is one of the most popular social networks around right now, and it could be acquired soon.
A report by CNBC indicates that Google and Salesforce are among the top suitors looking to buy Twitter. Other ‘top tech companies’ are also looking into the purchase.
Twitter currently has a market cap of $13.3 billion, and it opened for trading today with a jump of nearly 22%, in response to this report.
TechCrunch is reporting that Verizon is also interested.
According to CNBC‘s sources, Twitter’s suitors are as much interested in the social media platform’s data, as its position as a media company.
Following the report, Salesforce’s chief digital evangelist Vala Afshar turned to Twitter itself to offer his views.
1 personal learning network
2 the best realtime, context rich news
3 democratize intelligence
4 great place to promote others
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) September 23, 2016
TechCrunch also reports that Microsoft might be interested in buying Twitter.
Twitter has had a bit of trouble over the past few years. Mostly in the way of getting more users, and active users at that. In the second quarter of the year, the company reported that they had 313 million monthly active users. A solid 3 million jump from the first quarter, but the company has been stagnant in terms of monthly active users for the past year and a half now. Deals with the NFL for streaming Thursday Night Football games, and with Bloomberg for streaming the upcoming debates between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump may help bring in more active users. At least that is what Twitter is hoping for.