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The Walt Disney Co. is working with a financial adviser to evaluate a bid on Twitter Inc., according to a new Bloomberg report.

The acquisition would make sense for a lot of reasons. For starters, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is on the board of the Walt Disney Company. It also happens to be one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world as it owns ABC, ESPN, A&E Network, and several other media platforms. Disney also has a 30 percent ownership stake in Hulu and 10 percent in Vice Media. Parks and resorts only make up 20 percent of Disney’s profit.

The Walt Disney Company would be expected to develop Twitter’s streaming-video strategy, something that chief rival Facebook has spent most of this year doing. If Disney were to acquire Twitter, it would be a major investment in online video distribution and would be one way for the company to reach the 20 million households known as “cord-cutters,” who do not have a cable or satellite subscription (where the bulk of Disney’s profit comes from now).

So how much would it cost for a company like Disney to buy a company like Twitter? It depends on who you ask. Recode suggests that the range could be anywhere between $18 billion to $30 billion.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/disney-evaluating-bid-for-twitter-report-1787094564
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This is not how things are supposed to be.
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This is not how things are supposed to be.

sif twitter is worth $30bn
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And rumors of GOOG making an offer the other day.. I think it's probably a good time to buy Twitter stock.
 
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Because of the controversy tweets can have, I think such a merger sounds a bit goofy.
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18-30B I wouldn't give em a nickle over 11B myself.
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18-30B I wouldn't give em a nickle over 11B myself.


I mean what is there ROI and ROA anyway?
 
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Twitter is only for celebs and businesses anyways.
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