Since reports first emerged that Twitter might be looking for a buyer, Salesforce’s name has kept coming up as a potential acquirer. According to the Wall Street Journal, Benioff believes Twitter’s vast social media data could be applied to Salesforce’s core business in sales and marketing software.
Furthermore, the Journal reports that Twitter could start to look at bids this week. The company has had a turbulent several quarters, as user and revenue growth have continued to stall out.
This news comes not long after famed investor Chris Sacca, who’s long held his position in Twitter amid its up and downs, declared that he’s disappointed in CEO Jack Dorsey and would prefer to see the company sell itself.
Google and Disney are also said to be potential suitors for Twitter. Twitter shares are up 3.74% to $24.40 in after-hours trading.