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Twitter: 140 characters in search of a buyer

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Why doesn’t anyone want to buy Twitter? After the company’s board met on Thursday, it told CNBC that there were “no bids on the table” and that instead it was exploring cost cuts – an announcement that drove another sell-off in the stock and pushed it down 6%, as shareholders who had hoped to see a September swoop from a tech or media company were disappointed. On Friday the shares were changing hands at around $18 – 20% down this year and well short of their float price of $26 three years ago.

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Twerking dances its way into 2013 Google search rankings

Miley Cyrus did it, Lily Allen refused to do it, one London gym started offering lessons in it. And on Tuesday twerking – the frenetic, buttock-wiggling dance – also topped Google's list of the trends that Britons were trying to discover the meaning of online this year.

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Facebook makes 13 attempts to clone Snapchat. Lucky for some?

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: Facebook has released a Snapchat clone. The new standalone app offers ephemeral picture and video messaging, as well as the all-important AR lenses – sorry, “masks” – and is particularly targeted at users in emerging markets.