Twitter Responds to Google Acquisition Rumors

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has now responded to rumors that his company is in “late-stage negotiations” to be bought out by Google.

The rumors, posted at TechCrunch Thursday night and called into question hours later by BoomTown’s Kara Swisher, quickly sparked a frenzy of discussion across the Web. While Stone doesn’t directly address the TechCrunch report, he writes the following:

Sometimes We Talk

My inbox is flooded this morning with requests for a response to the latest Internet speculation about where Twitter is headed. It should come as no surprise that Twitter engages in discussions with other companies regularly and on a variety of subjects.

Our goal is to build a profitable, independent company and we’re just getting started. We’ve got just over thirty employees now and we’re working out of a loft in San Francisco’s SoMA neighborhood. By the way, we’re hiring talented people if you want to join us.

Interpret as you wish.