Did Google Just Signal a Massive Twitter Buyout?

The announcement of the death of Google  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  )  Reader sent shock waves through the Internet, but that may be an indication that Google could be gearing up for an acquisition of Twitter. While there are no rumors to support this at the moment, Twitter and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) are undoubtedly more popular news aggregators than Google Reader.

If Google were to acquire Twitter, it would tie in nicely with its Android operating system as well as its Chrome browser. Not only that, but Twitter appears one of the better-positioned companies to be able to effectively monetize mobile traffic, a dynamic that has plagued Google and Facebook in the past.

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