Twitter has dismissed claims of a possible takeover as “just a rumour,” reports The Telegraph.
Speaking at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona, Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, said of the reported talks: “I don’t know where these things come from” and instead concentrated on new services within the social media content field.
These new services will be marketed toward advertisers and while Costolo refused to go in to any further detail, he confirmed they would sit alongside Twitter’s existing products which comprise promoted tweets, trends and accounts.
Costolo also emphasised the importance of Twitter’s growth especially from mobile platforms, on which he wants to see seamless utilisation on all phones, according to BBC News. He claims approximately 40 percent of all tweets from their 175 million users come from mobile phones:
“We want deep smartphone integration and stronger text messaging integration. It has to just work the same way everywhere it is used,” he said. “We want to be able to tweet from any app, without having to fire up another application.”
It has been widely speculated that Twitter is in talks with Google and Facebook regarding a takeover. Experts estimate the deal would be worth in the region of $10 billion. Yet on this subject, for now at least, Twitter remain tight-lipped.