Twitter's chief financial officer fuelled speculation about a potential acquisition last night after he accidentally tweeted a message about buying another company.
Anthony Noto, who joined the social network as CFO in July, appears to have sent a direct message intended for a colleague to his more than 9,000 followers in a classic Twitter blunder.
“I still think we should buy them,” Noto wrote. “He is on your schedule for Dec. 15 or 16 — we will need to sell him. I have a plan."
The tweet was deleted soon after but some of his eagle-eyed followers spotted the mistake and screengrabbed the message, prompting speculation about Twitter's takeover plans.
Looks like Twitter’s CFO just had the first-ever M&A DM fail. pic.twitter.com/AuLxVOBJED— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) November 24, 2014
Commentators noted Noto recently followed a handful of employees from Mic, a media start-up targeting millennials, and favourited a tweet from Evan Spiegel, CEO and co-founder of Snapchat, who famously rejected a $3bn offer from Facebook for the photo-sharing app predominantly used by teenagers.
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