TheStreet TV Anchor Rhonda Schaffler comments on why MasterCard is interested in working with Twitter.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Twitter (TWTR - Get Report) shares are rallying 8.57% to $17.35 on Monday as financial services company MasterCard (MA) is looking to partner with Twitter, given the microblogging site's unique payments services offering.
"We see companies like Facebook (FB) and Twitter occupying a really good space in social media and we are always over in Silicon Valley talking to those companies," MasterCard told CNBC during an interview at the 'Money 2020' fintech conference in Copenhagen today.
While MasterCard is looking for opportunities in Facebook's peer-to-peer money transfer service through its Messenger, the company also values Twitter's "Buy Now" button, which can be embedded into a tweet, sending customers to companies' shopping sites.
Looking ahead, MasterCard is interested in figuring out how the company could work with social media giants in figuring out how its network could play into their space, CNBC added.
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