- The Washington Times - Friday, October 28, 2016

An executive with Pornhub, a sort of X-rated answer to YouTube, has made an offer — seemingly in jest — to buy Vine out from Twitter, CNet.com reported Thursday.

The tech-news site quoted from a letter it obtained that had been sent to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey from the Pornhub Vice President Corey Price.

“We figure since Twitter has dropped (Vine) and is having significant layoffs, that you and your stakeholders could benefit from a cash infusion from the sale of Vine,” Mr. Price wrote. “Not to mention we would be saving Vine gems like ‘Damn Daniel,’ ‘Awkward Puppets’ and many more.”

The money-losing microblogging service on Thursday announced it was laying off roughly 9 percent of its workforce as well as discontinuing Vine, the 6-second-video app it purchased in 2012 for $30 million.

Twitter has seen a roller coaster ride of an October with its stock value after rumors surfaced in late September of a potential buyout by Salesforce.com as well as potential interest from other suitors like Disney and Google. 

The latter two bowed out in early October, and Salesforce followed suit on Oct. 14.


• Ken Shepherd can be reached at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

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