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Ballmer: ‘We never tried to buy Twitter while I was at Microsoft’

The former Microsoft CEO discussed Twitter at Code Conference.

Rani Molla is a senior correspondent at Vox and has been focusing her reporting on the future of work. She has covered business and technology for more than a decade — often in charts — including at Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

Steve Ballmer said he never tried to buy Twitter while at Microsoft, during his interview with Kara Swisher at the Code Conference at the Terranea Resort in California.

The former Microsoft CEO and current LA Clippers owner is a well-known Twitter investor, holding about 4 percent of the social media company. Though he didn’t try to buy it, he said, “There is a real opportunity to make that a valuable economic asset.”

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