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Posts tagged “Twitter”

October 25, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter seeks $1.4B in biggest web IPO since Facebook

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. Twitter plans to sell 70 million shares at $17 to $20 each in the offering, according to a regulatory filing Thursday. That would value the company at $10.9 billion at the top end of the range, cheaper than Facebook and LinkedIn, based on the 544.7 million common shares outstanding after the IPO. The IPO is set to price Nov. 6, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

October 16, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter heads toward IPO with big boost from torrid growth

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. The San Francisco-based company said in a filing Tuesday that its revenue was $168.6 million in the period, up from $82.3 million a year ago. Its net loss expanded to $64.6 million from $21.6 million. Twitter also said it will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

October 14, 2013

Premium Lock 'What's Next for Women in Business' forum includes Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa Vivek Wadhwa, a contributing columnist to WRALTechWire, will join two female executives and columnists to discuss what's next for women in business in a "live" online forum Monday afternoon.

October 10, 2013

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Twitter's lack of diversity reflects Silicon Valley's 'boys' club' culture

Opinion: Vivek Wadhwa, a former triangle entrepreneur and an academic at Duke as well as several other universities, calls out Twitter CEO Dick Costoloo about the lack of female representation in the company's senior management and board. Costello has reacted strongly to Wadhwa's remarks, calling him the "Carrot Top" of academia. Wadhwa has demanded an apology.

Vivek vs. Costolo on Twitter Vivek vs. Costolo on Twitter

October 7, 2013

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter's valuation seen as exceeding $20B after IPO

Twitter      Twitter's user growth is slowing and it shows no sign of turning a profit. Some fund managers say that's not going to stop the microblogging service's $12.8 billion valuation from treading higher. Much higher.

October 4, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter tweets much different IPO message than did Facebook

Twitter The San Francisco-based company on Thursday made its prospectus public, in a document that contrasted with Facebook's S-1 last year. In its filing, Twitter showed more risk factors than its rival, published a much shorter letter to prospective shareholders, and dodged some of the issues that hampered Facebook - such as a lack of mobile advertising - when it went public.

October 2, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter IPO watch: Investors waiting to analyze revenue per-user data

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. Twitter, which said last month that it confidentially filed for an initial share sale, will publicly disclose its prospectus this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Money managers such as Manulife Asset Management LLC and Thornburg Investment Management Inc. want to know how good a job Twitter is doing wringing revenue from each user -- and how it stacks up against competitors.

September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Headed for IPO, Twitter already outpacing Google, Facebook in mobile ads

Ads on smartphones and tablets will make up more than half of Twitter's ad revenue this year, according to EMarketer Inc. That puts it ahead of Facebook, which generated 41 percent of its ad revenue from mobile promotions in the latest quarter. Google, the largest search engine, is estimated to get slightly less than one quarter of its revenue this year from mobile ads, EMarketer said.

Twitter soaring in mobile ads. Twitter soaring in mobile ads.

Updated September 12, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter files for #IPO; confidential filing made with securities regulators

Twitter is going public, telling the world about its IPO plans via a Tweet in what could be the most anticipated IPO since Facebook.

Twitter IPO Twitter IPO

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September 10, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter buys mobile ads startup MoPub

Twitter Ads Twitter Inc. agreed to acquire mobile-advertising exchange startup MoPub Inc., in a deal that adds real-time bidding to the microblogging service's ad platform.

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Updated August 30, 2013

Premium Lock Social media spending is up but showing results proves to be a tough cookie

Corporations wants to jump onto the social media bandwagon. But companies so far have yet to see much bang for their buck, according to a survey of marketing executives conducted by Duke University.

How companies view the impact of social media How companies view the impact of social media

August 28, 2013

Premium Lock Pro-Syrian hackers hit Twitter, New York Times

Twitter      The Syrian Electronic Army, which backs the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, has also claimed responsibility for hacking the Washington Post earlier this month and the Financial Times in early May, redirecting readers to its own websites and videos.

June 12, 2013

Premium Lock Facebook introduces hashtags #CopyingTwitter #advertising

Facebook Facebook Inc.'s more than 1 billion members will be able to use hashtags, a tool popularized on Twitter Inc. that makes it easier for social-network users to discover and share topics that are being discussed.

May 23, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter beefs up account security with two-step process

Twitter      Twitter is adding a new security tool to its website, making it harder for outsiders to gain access to accounts, a month after a false posting triggered a stock-market decline.

April 25, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter reportedly bolstering security after hack of wire service account

Hackers    Twitter plans to bolster security on its site after the account of the Associated Press news service was hacked and an erroneous post triggered a stock-market decline, a source tells Bloomberg news.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Now playing via your Twitter account: Music

Twitter embraces music The Web-based social messaging service unveiled Thursday a mobile-music application that will let its users play and share songs from services including Apple Inc.'s iTunes.

April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Tweet this: Twitter lets advertisers cash in on keywords in posts

Twitter      Twitter is rolling out a feature that will let advertisers reach users based on keywords in their postings, expanding the tools available to marketers on the microblogging site.

Updated March 7, 2013

Premium Lock Study proves what pros have long believed: Interpret Twitter with caution

Analysis: A study from Pew Research finds that Twitter tweets often run counter to overall public opinion. But professionals can still find benefits in what the Twitterverse is saying.

Tracking Twitterverse Tracking Twitterverse

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Twitter dumping some apps to focus on mobile, web

Twitter      "To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we're going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck," Twitter says. "To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter."

February 20, 2013

Premium Lock Apple hacked; sources say Eastern European gang behind attack

Cybersecurity   Apple says some of its internal systems were hacked. Sources say Apple, Facebook, Twitter and at least another 40 companies have been targeted by an Eastern European gang.

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