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Twitter bidders vying for social-media firm's data

But they'll also inherit challenges including management turmoil, lacklustre growth

Twitter still has great potential - elections run on streams of tweets, millions still follow stars such as Kim Kardashian, and citizens still use the service to protest oppressive regimes around the world.

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SALESFORCE.COM Inc and other companies eyeing Twitter Inc may pay more than US$16 billion to get their hands on the social-media company's valuable data. But they'll also inherit challenges, including management turmoil, lacklustre growth and an unsolved identity crisis.