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Is Twitter finally about to get bought?

Jack Dorsey in 84 Seconds

There's finally some good news for Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.

Square (SQ), the mobile payments startup that Dorsey runs and took public last year, soared nearly 15% Thursday after the company reported sales that topped Wall Street's forecasts ... and a smaller loss.

And Twitter (TWTR, Tech30), which disappointed investors with slowing sales, flat user growth and a weak outlook last month, soared Wednesday and was up again slightly on Thursday. Why? Wait for it ... more takeover chatter.

The latest rumor is that Twitter investors Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer (and YouTube star ... Google "Monkey Boy Dance" and "Developers!") may team up to buy Twitter.

Ballmer bought a 4% stake in Twitter last year. He told the world about it, naturally, with a tweet.

Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Holding owns about 5% of Twitter. Only Evan Williams, a Twitter co-founder and CEO of red hot blogging service Medium (but not the bourbon maker)...


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