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Twitter is a real-time online social networking platform that allows users to post messages of up to 140 characters as well as photographs and links to other websites. These are known as tweets. It was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey. As of 2012 it reported over 500 million active users generating over 340 million tweets daily, making it one of the world's most visited websites. 

Twitter losses widen ahead of New York IPO

Twitter revealed on Tuesday a tripling in quarterly losses as it prepares to list on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the year's most anticipated IPOs.

Thursday, 17 October, 2013, 3:27am

The secret winner in Twitter share offer

When Twitter goes public in coming weeks, one of the biggest winners will be a 47-year-old financier who guards his secrecy so zealously that he employs a person to take down his Wikipedia entry and scrub his picture from the internet.

7 Oct 2013 - 6:16am

Facebook's dismal debut clouds Twitter prospects

When Facebook was preparing to go public last year, the telephones at Granite Investment Advisers rang off the hook as clients called about the social media's company's highly anticipated debut.

7 Oct 2013 - 6:16am

Loss-making Twitter seeks to raise US$1 billion in IPO

Twitter revealed its highly anticipated stock offering on Thursday, with the hugely popular messaging platform seeking to raise up to US$1 billion on Wall Street.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:44am

Twitter IPO marks end, beginning in social media era

Is Twitter’s stock offering the end of the social media era, or just the beginning?

While Twitter appears to have carved out its niche in the social Internet, a big question now is how much growth and innovation remains in the space.

Charlene Li at Altimeter Group sees a “last call” mentality around Twitter’s initial public offering (IPO).

17 Sep 2013 - 2:22pm

How freewheeling Twitter became a money-spinning juggernaut

Around midnight on Christmas Eve of 2009, a handful of employees at Twitter received an unconventional holiday greeting from Dick Costolo, then the chief operating officer.

17 Sep 2013 - 11:55am

Saudi prince to hold Twitter stake, sees IPO by early 2014

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he will not sell any of his shares in microblogging site Twitter Inc when it goes public, and expects the firm’s IPO to hit the market later this year or in early next year.

16 Sep 2013 - 12:35pm

Twitter sets listing plan in motion with surprise tweet

Twitter, the microblogging service with more than 200 million members worldwide, has filed to go public, moving closer to the most anticipated offering since Facebook.

14 Sep 2013 - 4:24am

Twitter takes first step to go public with IPO filing

Twitter has filed for an initial public offering with US regulators, the company said on Thursday, taking the first step toward what would be Silicon Valley’s most anticipated debut since Facebook’s last year.

16 Sep 2013 - 12:37pm

British police investigate Twitter threats to female MP Stella Creasy

British police said on Tuesday they were investigating violent and sexually explicit Twitter postings directed at a lawmaker in a growing row over threats to women on the social network.

30 Jul 2013 - 6:39pm