The Time A Drunk Al Gore Almost Bought Twitter
According to a new book, Al Gore made an effort to buy Twitter after throwing back a few drinks:
He might not have invented the Internet, but according to Al Gore, he got pretty close to buying one of the Internet’s most popular websites back in 2009.
GORE: ”My partner Joel Hyatt and I, back when I was with Current TV, which we founded, tried to buy Twitter. … It’s become a global utility. It’s a great business.” (Via Bloomberg)
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A new book called “Hatching Twitter” reveals some background information behind the social media giant’s failed business deal. (Via WGAL)
According to an excerpt published in The New York Times magazine, Gore and his business partner Hyatt had a few too many to drink before they met the Twitter co-founders at a hotel in San Francisco.
At the meeting, the author writes after they had already appeared tipsy, the Current TV partners were still pouring ”copious amounts of wine and Patron tequila.” (Via News 12 Long Island)
The deal never happened, of course, and Twitter is now set to go public on the New York Stock Exchange some time in the coming weeks.