In recent months, the microblogging service Twitter has been negotiating the purchase of the social networking site Clubhouse. This was reported on April 7 by Bloomberg , citing sources who participated in the negotiations.
In the coming months, the service can gain up to 1 million users, analysts say
The potential deal was estimated at $ 4 billion. Subsequently, the discussion of a possible purchase for unknown reasons stopped.
Twitter declined to comment, and Clubhouse did not respond to the agency's request.
Bloomberg reported yesterday that Clubhouse is in talks to raise funds for the development of the platform. Specific amounts and potential investors were not named, but the journalists cited the maximum estimate of the project at $ 4 billion. In January, the project was estimated at $ 1 billion.
Clubhouse was launched in March 2020 by founders of Alpha Exploration startup Paul Davison and Rohan Seth. The social network works by invitation, its users can launch themed "rooms" with audio broadcasts.
|Bloomberg announced plans of Twitter to buy Clubhouse for $ 4 billion|
In March 2021, Russia ranked fifth in the world in terms of the number of Clubhouse downloads, users downloaded it 540 thousand times. The United States came first, followed by Japan, Germany and Brazil.
So far, the application is only available on the iOS system, but development is underway for Android as well. TV channel CNBC reported in late February that engaged in the development programmer Mopevu Ogundipe, which creates software including Instagram.
In December 2020, Twitter began developing the Spaces feature The voice messages of the service should become an analogue of the Clubhouse. The novelty was planned to be launched in April 2021. At the same time, the new service has already been tested .