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Microsoft Acquires Twitter, the Blogosphere Erupts

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 11, 2009 • References: news.zdnet and twitter
If Microsoft acquires Twitter, the blogosphere as we know it could completely change—but for better or worse? Twitter has erupted after a tweet from Andrew Keen that posits Microsoft bought Twitter.

About two hours ago, the tweet from @ajkeen read: “Microsoft just announced they’ve acquired Twitter #techcrunch.” Since then, the rumor that Microsoft bought Twitter has spread like wildfire—including counter-rumors that posit that the Microsoft-Twitter partnership is a hoax for TechCrunch.

There’s no official word to confirm or deny that Microsoft acquired Twitter, but rest assured that we’ll hear the truth sooner rather than later.