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If Twitter wants to sell, who’s in the best position to buy? | Recode Daily: September 15, 2016

The pros and cons for a list of potential suitors

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.Twitter would like to remain an independent company, but its slow growth has fueled much speculation about a sale. Here's a look at the possible buyers — among them, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple — and the case for each.
[Kurt Wagner and Kara Swisher | Recode]

.In a move that will likely stoke fresh speculation about Apple's currently stalled interest in a streaming TV service, the company has hired former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern as a vice president working on cloud services, including iTunes, iCloud and Apple Music.
[Shalini Ramachandran | Wall Street Journal]

.Two years ago, CEO Travis Kalanick told Uber drivers who were worried about being replaced by self-driving cars to "take a breath and I'll see you 2035." But now, customers in Pittsburgh can hail a self-driving Uber, and the autonomous future feels a lot closer.
[Johana Bhuiyan | Recode]

.Apple is now letting apps run inside its iMessage chat system, and while the initial selection leans toward fun stuff like stickers and games, the company is counting on developers to come up with more sophisticated interactions, particularly in commerce.
[Ina Fried | Recode]

.On the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, CNN host and longtime media observer Brian Stelter acknowledges that his network gives Donald Trump an awful lot of air time, but says it's not for reasons related to bias or business. TV’s love of Trump, he says, is all about his combination of unpredictability and media savvy.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]

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