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Twitter Walks Away From SoundCloud Deal

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

It looks like Twitter won’t be buying SoundCloud, after all: The messaging service let an exclusive negotiating period with the music-sharing service expire this morning, and is no longer in discussions, according to a person familiar with the matter. Yesterday, Re/code reported that Twitter was considering buying SoundCloud; earlier today, Der Spiegel reported that the talks were off, as has the Wall Street Journal.

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