Acquisition rumours: YouTube and Twitter feature

UPDATED: Two acquisition rumours have been in the news.

The social media rumour mill has been active with stories of acquisitions.

Google/YouTube and Twitch

Twitch is a video platform and community aimed at gamers.  Media reports suggest that an acquisition would help YouTube enhance its live streaming capability.

Twitter no longer interested in SoundCloud

Twitter had been rumoured to be interested in the Germany-based audio/music sharing service. Twitter has previously attempted – and failed – to move into music sharing.  However, as predicted by German newspaper Der Spiegel, Twitter has decided not to pursue its interest.

 Sources: ReCode; GigaOm; TheNextWeb; EndGadget; GigaOm.

This story was updated on 21 May 2014 following the news that Twitter had withdrawn its interest in SoundCloud.