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Column: Twitter has a tough act to follow

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Last week's quarterly results announcement made it clear, if nothing else had, that Twitter is not the second coming of Facebook. The question remains whether it is a whole 'nother thing of great value, as a social phenomenon and as a public company.

Certainly, Twitter's first quarterly earnings report showed that it can't match Facebook's unique trajectory as a social media phenomenon --...

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Twitter: The bears sweat the details

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Twitter is taking an absolute beating post-earnings, mostly because of one measly stat: Its quarter-over-quarter growth in monthly active users fell to just 4% from 6% in Q3.

Incidentally, Facebook's quarter-over-quarter growth fell to 4% in the second quarter of 2013.

But at that time, Facebook had over 1.1 billion users.

As of the fourth quarter reported yesterday, Twitter was...

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Record 24.9M tweets sent during Super Bowl

Percy Harvin?s touchdown scored the most buzz.

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The game wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but a lack of suspense on the field didn't stop football fans from taking to Twitter during this year's Super Bowl.

The social network set a new record: Twitter logged more than 24.9 million tweets over the course of the game, up from last year's 24.1 million, the tech giant said yesterday.

The most buzzed-about moment, the Seahawks' touchdown from...

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Column: Changes will make 2014 a banner year for ad blockers

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Think back to 2012 -- a big year for Facebook and its users. Monetization was in the air; the social network rolled out news feed ads in January, promoted posts in the springtime, and sponsored search results that summer. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had long since made his peace with advertising, but it wasn’t until Facebook’s IPO that users began to feel the full weight of this revenue stream, when ads...

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Column: Twitter -- is the fix in for earnings?

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Twitter's first earnings report as a public company, due on Wednesday, February 5 after the close, is gonna be big. Think about it. Twitter is the biggest, brightest shining star in the red-hot social media sector, which, of course, itself sits in one heck of a tech bull market. The Global X Social Media Index ETF was up a whopping 64% in 2013, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 38%, even though index...

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Column: Twitter co-founder unveils Jelly, but to whom?

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Last April, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hinted at a new project he and his team were working on. Keeping things clandestine at first, he asked the question on his company blog, "What is Jelly?" In the months that followed, the answer was partially revealed in tiny fragments. It was to be a question-and-answer platform with a mobile approach.

This week, Jelly was revealed to be little...

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Twitter IPO a #BigHit

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Twitter shares rose 73% in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company’s value to $25 billion and evoked the heady days of the dot-com bubble.

The stock closed its first trading day at $44.90 a share from the initial public offering price of $26 set late on Wednesday, falling back from a near-doubling in price at a session high of $50. Investor enthusiasm for the microblogging...

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Column: An investor's guide to the Twitterati

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If the question gives you the uncomfortable feeling that you’re out of the loop, you’re not alone. In fact, most of us have not tweeted. If you’re an American and are over age 29, it’s quite unlikely that you’ve ever done it.

In spite of the fact that Twitter is a household name, and that it has caused many humans to begin tweeting in public, it is still not quite the mass phenomenon it seems,...

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Twitter boosts IPO range amid strong investor demand

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Twitter raised the top end of the price range for its initial public offering by 25 percent and will close its books a day early, signaling strong demand for the most closely watched Silicon Valley debut since Facebook last year.

Amid a red-hot market for IPOs and soaring equity markets, Twitter raised its price range to $23 to $25 per share on Monday, from a previous $17 to $20.

The...

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