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.