Al Gore tried to buy Twitter
October 17th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Al Gore tried to buy Twitter

New York (CNNMoney) - Al Gore may not have invented the Internet, but he did try to buy one of its most popular social networks.

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

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  1. John in Brooklyn

    Joel Hyatt and Al Gore...what cool combination. Just for trivia's sake, Joel Hyatt is the son-in-law of the late great Ohio senator, Howard Metzenbaum.

    October 17, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    This isn't political news. It's investment news. Twitter is a good investment. Story over.

    October 17, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit

    This isn't political news. It's investment news. Twitter is a good investment. Story over.
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    Good investment? Since when? It's never turned a profit in its' entire history.

    October 17, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Borderless

    Buy it? I thought he invented it!

    October 17, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "This isn't political news. It's investment news. Twitter is a good investment. Story over.
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    Good investment? Since when? It's never turned a profit in its' entire history."

    Really? Maybe I was confusing it with something else then...altho I bet it still looked like a good investment back in 2009 when this apparently happened. Someone's dropping the ball over there at Twitter haha.

    October 17, 2013 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    "Al Gore may not have invented the Internet, but he did try to buy one of its most popular social networks."
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    Al Gore introduced the legislation the defined the legal framework that allowed the government technology, then known as an information super highway, to become part of the public domain. The crucial part of the law is that it declares that no party can own, or restict, any part of it, and that it "shall remain in the public domain forever."

    October 17, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. smith

    Al Gore? Please keep this guy out of news CNN. This guy just starves for attention. Go find manbearpig Al.

    October 17, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  8. livingston

    Al Gore tried to buy Twitter? So?

    October 17, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |