Twitter is being earmarked for a takeover by two of the biggest technology companies in the world – Facebook and Google.
This is according to the Wall Street Journal, who believes that the micro-blogging is now worth an estimated $10 billion.
Twitter has continuously denied that it is being sold, or becoming a public company, but now that two tech heavyweights are in proposed talks with the company (their names have been bandied around before) this may all be set to change.
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Twitter under either Google or Facebook's control will be a wholly different beast. Facebook has been constantly updating itself to add more real-time elements into its friend's stream, while Google already has Twitter updates in its search functionality.
Currently Twitter has around 175 million registered accounts – which is small fry compared to 600 million active users Facebook has currently got.
In other Twitter news, venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz has bought up an $80 million stake in Twitter.
This means that the firm is the first in the world to have a stake in Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and Twitter – four of the biggest social media companies in the world.