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Google wanted to buy Reddit in 2005, but its co-founders declined offer


Reddit has blossomed into an online community that millions flock to in order to get away from their daily lives, have a laugh, or even just to catch up with the latest happenings in the world. Turns out, Reddit could have become a very different network — Google actually tried to buy it back in 2005.

So why did the deal never go through? According to cofounder Alexis Ohanian, who spoke in an interview with Business Insider, the deal never went through because neither he nor co-founder Steve Huffman wanted to become Googlers. – READ MORE

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