Muhahaha! Four, BILLION, dollars. Yes, mister Powers, if you believe a lovely story from Yahoo Financial News you'll know that earlier this year Google thought through the notion of buying the entirety of Twitter for somewhere around $2.5 billion US dollars. Their offer didn't end up being officially announced, but apparently it did go down. But that's not the end, according to YFN again, Twitter felt insulted! And Google offered more.
Instead of the initial $2.5 billion, Google came back with an offer around 3 months ago of $4 billion USD. Of course, Twitter again flipped it's beak and turned it's tailfeathers toward the big G. Apparently Microsoft tried the same thing, and was also turned down with feathery butts too.
[Via Review Horizon]