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Google hints at partnership with Twitter: Report

world Updated: May 20, 2009 20:42 IST

Internet search engine major Google may be looking at a partnership with micro-blogging site Twitter, says a media report.

The Telegraph quoting Google's Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt has reported that a partnership of Google with Twitter could be on the cards.

Schmidt hinted that a "partnership with Twitter could be close, although he dampened speculation that he is planning to buy the micro-blogging phenomenon," the daily said in a report published online.

Attributing to Schmidt, the report noted that the Internet giant "can work" with Twitter without having to buy the social network site, hinting that Twitter feeds could be indexed on Google.

The daily said Schmidt had held conversations with the Twitter founders about a strategic partnership. He was also quoted as saying, "We do not have to buy everyone to work with them".

Twitter offers micro-blogging, which allows users to send short text messages, among others, on various multimedia platforms.

According to the publication, Google is rumoured to be interested in acquiring the micro-blogging site Twitter because of its valuable real-time search engine.