It was reported recently that Twitter might be interested in acquiring Flipboard, the magazine-style news aggregator that has become quite popular over the years and has expanded its presence across multiple platforms. There’s a new report out which claims that Twitter might not be the only company that’s courting Flipboard, apparently Google and Yahoo have similar intentions though it’s not known at this point in time which company has made the most compelling offer for Flipboard.
The Wall Street Journal reports that executives from Google and Yahoo have separately met with Flipboard to talk about a possible acquisition, the scribe cites people who have knowledge of the talks but have not been named in the report.
The report says that discussions between these companies have taken place “in recent weeks,” apparently both Google and Yahoo are in early stages of evaluating the company and have not yet offered a concrete bid for the company.
Before WSJ went ahead with this report, word come in that Twitter is considering an acquisition of Flipboard and may bid as much as $1 billion though that has not been confirmed by the microblogging service.
Earlier this year in February, Flipboard crossed the 50 million user milestone and currently its user base stands around 65 million. The company has exhibited strong growth over recent months and that just might be one of the reasons why it’s being considered a ripe target for acquisition.