Did Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) and Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) Discuss A Merger?

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According to sources who were close to the talks, executives from Twitter met with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and her team a few weeks ago to discuss merger possibilities.

Marissa Mayer’s team and Twitter discussed the financial state of Yahoo and whether a merger would make strategic sense for the two firms.

“Twitter is the destination for instant news, and Yahoo has a lot of eyeballs on its site,” one source told the Post. “The idea isn’t as crazy as you might think.”

According to the Post, Twitter dropped out of the bidding war soon after the meeting.

A Twitter spokesperson said, “We don’t comment on rumor and speculation.”

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