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Microsoft-LinkedIn deal ignites Twitter speculation


James B Stewart  |  June 16 

YouTube and Google. Instagram and Facebook. Tumblr and Yahoo. LinkedIn and Microsoft. Twitter and… ? In the relentless push toward consolidation in technology and social media, Twitter, the social networking site that allows users to send and receive short messages, or tweets, has been the perennial bridesmaid. But this week's megadeal between Microsoft and LinkedIn has renewed speculation on Wall Street that Twitter needs to attract a suitor or risk being overtaken by ever-larger competitors. "If current trends continue, it's inevitable that Twitter will get ...

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First Published: Sat, June 18 2016. 00:04 IST