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Al Gore tried to buy Twitter-- by getting the owners drunk
« on: October 17, 2013, 10:14:17 PM »
http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/17/technology/social/al-gore-twitter/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

by David Goldman
October 17, 2013

The former vice president told Bloomberg Television on Thursday that he and former Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt tried to buy Twitter.

Gore's interest in purchasing Twitter was first reported by The New York Times' Nick Bilton in his just-released book "Hatching Twitter."

In the book, Bilton described a drunken scene at the St. Regis hotel in San Francisco in 2009, during which Gore met with Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, pouring "copious amounts of wine and Patron tequila."

Alas, it was not to be.

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"Just because people in positions of authority are stupid, it doesn’t mean you have to go along with it." —Arlo Guthrie

"In the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of the country, and its vast patronage, frauds will be committed, if a chance is given for them." —Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

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Re: Al Gore tried to buy Twitter-- by getting the owners drunk
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 10:19:02 PM »
Thank goodness....
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776


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