BREAKING: Google And Twitter To Join Forces?

A colleague who has strong ties with Twitter has apparently heard of Google and Twitter joining forces next year?  How true this is I'm not sure, but would make a lot of sense, as Google already displays Twitter feeds in it's search results.  Given Googles muscle, and need to be on the bleeding edge of information, it wouldn't suprise me.   Can anyone shed any light on this?  Would be great to hear from you.