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CEO: Twitter Won't Be Ready For IPO For "A Couple Of Years"


Don't expect a initial public offering of shares of Twitter anytime soon. CNN is reporting that the company has placed restrictions on employees who hold shares, forcing them to keep 80 percent of the shares they own. The cable news outlet cited company emails about the policy, which has been in effect for a year, and said at least one high-level employee resigned because of the policy....

Senh: Their revenue is not where it should be. Social networks are hot right now. It might cool off in another two years. There's no guarantee they can improve their revenue by then.


Twitter begins larger rollout of enhanced brand pages

Twitter on Wednesday switched on enhanced brand pages for accounts owned by National Public Radio, NBC News, Volkswagen, and others. This is the first batch of premium Twitter pages from companies other than the handful of launch partners who unveiled enhanced brand pages in December.


Super Bowl advertisers seek buzz on social media

Super Bowl XLVI

In the age of Twitter and Facebook, many Super Bowl viewers will use the commercial breaks to go online and see what people are saying about the game. This year, advertisers want them to tweet about their favorite commercials as well.


Twitter Faces Backlash Over Censorship Plan

Twitter on Thursday announced that it is now able to block tweets that run afoul of certain countries' restrictions on speech, but that has prompted backlash from users who fear the micro-blogging service will honor takedown requests from repressive regimes.


The New Way Twitter Will Dominate Online Journalism


Over the past few months, I have become increasingly interested in #Twitter with the help of my friend, Julie Hunt (@juliebhunt) of . Like (@Univ_of_Oregon) #Prof. Kyu Ho Youm (@Marshall Youm), I use Twitter to share, learn, and keep virtual note cards. As you've immediately noticed, I (@BenKerschberg) am writing this short piece in a ...

Senh: It's a good read on how to use Twitter to track news that you care about or market your brand. Lots of hashtags.


New Twitter user: Michelle Obama

One of the newest Twitter-ers: First lady Michelle Obama.


Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter

A phone hacking scandal may have cost Rupert Murdoch his biggest-selling newspaper in 2011, but the billionaire media mogul managed to end the year with a modest addition to his empire -- an account on Twitter.

Senh: Rupert Murdoch has a Twitter account! I wonder if he has a MySpace account. I also wonder if this means anything else - i.e. that he's actually interested in the microblogging site.


Trending: Tweets show global happiness down

Our overall happiness is apparently in decline. How do we know? It's on Twitter. A team of mathematicians from the University of Vermont analyzed 4.6 billion Twitter messages worldwide over 33 months. They assigned happiness grades to more than 10,000 of the most common words, crunched all the numbers and plotted them on a graph that shows a gradual downward slope during the past year and a half or so, through mid-September.

Senh: Another moment in duh-land.


Saudi Prince Invests $300M in Twitter

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company said Monday they are investing a combined $300 million into Twitter, giving the microblogging site a cash boost as it looks to entice more users and paying advertisers.

Senh: Twitter can't go public until they can demonstrate some kind of revenue stream. Looks like they're getting private money to make that happen. Without a decent revenue stream, they can't go public. They can, but it would probably tank after the initial round of trading.


TSA agent lets rapper keep pot found in bag

Freddie Gibbs TSA Pot Note

A Transportation Security Administration inspector found marijuana in the checked luggage of rapper Freddie Gibbs this week, but rather than confiscate it the screener left a mildly chiding note, the musician told the world via Twitter. "C'mon Son," the screener wrote on the TSA "Notice of Baggage Inspection" on Wednesday, when the rapper flew to Denver to perform.


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