Telegram Google rumour
Russian media says Telegram rebuffed a Google buyout. The firm denies it.
The reports, which The Register has been unable to confirm, suggest that Durov considered cooperation with Google "out of the question."
A later tweet from Telegram clearly denies these reports:
Durov, who is Russian by birth, is currently in self-imposed exile, having left the country following what he alleged was a Putin-supported investor coup at his social networking site VKontakte. ®