Twitter

Twitter

Twitter is a micro-blogging internet service founded in 2006.

Twitter is a social network platform that was created to be a global real-time communication platform. The platform was first launched in 2006, by Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, in San Francisco, California, United States.

The platform allows users to communicate with others through micro-blogs known as tweets which can be posted and shared through the web platform, SMS, and mobile applications. The platform has over 250 million active users around the world and is available in over thirty five languages.

Twitter encourages users to connect from everywhere around the world, debate, share information, and more. Users can share text, images, and videos, and are able to reply or re-post (retweet) others. The platform is used by celebrities, public figures, athletes, musicians, and other well known figures. The platform generates the majority of their revenue from advertising, as well as from licensing user data.

International Offices

Twitter holds offices throughout the United States, and international offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Madrid, Manchester, Manila, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Mumbai, New Delhi, Osaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and more.

Timeline

March 1, 2021
Twitter announces that it set to begin injecting new labels into users' timelines to push back against misinformation that could disrupt the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
January 26, 2021
Twitter announces acquisition of newsletter platform Revue

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed by the company. Twitter's acquisition of Revue is the company's first foray into generating subscription revenue.

January 25, 2021
Twitter launches Birdwatch, a fact-checking program intended to fight misinformation

Twitter has launched its Birdwatch program, meant to address misinformation on the platform by allowing users to fact-check tweets, the company announced Monday.

January 22, 2021
Twitter restarts verified blue tick.
January 15, 2021
Biden launches new Twitter account to build following before taking command of White House @POTUS on Inauguration Day
January 8, 2021
On Friday evening, Twitter announced that it was permanently banning Trump's account.
January 6, 2021
Twitter acqui-hires full-service creative agency Ueno in-house to work alongside Twitter’s own design and research teams.
December 15, 2020
Twitter announces it will discontinue the Periscope live-streaming app.

December 11, 2020
Twitter announces integration with Snapchat, to allow sharing tweets.
November 24, 2020
Twitter announces it is set to show a warning notification when the users try to like a labeled tweet.
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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Twitter funding round, June 2007
100,000
December 1, 2006
11 Results
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Acquisitions

Acquisition
Acquired company
Acquisition amount (USD)
Date announced
Acquisition of Bluefin Labs by Twitter
100,000,000
February 5, 2013
350,000,000
September 9, 2013
16 Results
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People

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Natasha Singer
April 13, 2021
www.nytimes.com
The settlements of three class-action cases could prompt industrywide changes for apps and ads aimed at young people.
Kate Conger
April 13, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Nearly a year after the Internet Engineering Task Force took up a plan to replace words that could be considered racist, the debate is still raging.
Kate Conger
April 13, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Nearly a year after the Internet Engineering Task Force took up a plan to replace words that could be considered racist, the debate is still raging.
Anthony Ha
April 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Microsoft makes a big healthcare tech acquisition, Twitter is building a presence in Africa and Apple may be cooking up some new smart home products. This is your Daily Crunch for April 12, 2021. The big story: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B Microsoft announced this morning that it's acquiring speech-to-text company Nuance Communications for $19.7 [...]
Tage Kene-Okafor
April 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, via a tweet today, announced that the company would be setting up a presence in Africa. "Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo," he said. 🇬🇭 Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo. #TwitterGhana https://t.co/tt7KR3kvDg -- jack (@jack) April 12, [...]
Kim Lyons
April 11, 2021
The Verge
Personal data for some 1.3 million users of the social audio app Clubhouse has reportedly been leaked and posted to a hacker forum. It did not appear that sensitive user data such as credit card numbers were among the leaked info.
Sarah Perez
April 10, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android [...]
Ron Lyons, Jr.
April 9, 2021
Business Insider
You can contact Discord support directly using their online forms for users and developers, via Twitter, or by reaching them via email.
Melia Russell
April 9, 2021
Business Insider
The mighty team behind Clubhouse is still surprisingly small at about 35 people. Here's a list of its top executives and early employees.
April 9, 2021
The Indian Express
IPL 2021: Twitter is highlighting some key features which will enable fans to participate in conversations around cricket as the Indian Premier League takes place.
7-Eleven, Inc.
April 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- 7-Eleven, Inc. is changing the world of convenience with yet another Evolution Store featuring tacos on handmade tortillas, frozen margaritas...
Maxine Harrison
April 9, 2021
Business Insider
It's not just LinkedIn that's for professional promotion. Three career experts break down how Twitter and Instagram can get you work too.
By Leo Kelion & David Molloy
April 8, 2021
BBC News
A report suggests Twitter considered paying the sum for the rapidly growing live-audio app.
BBC News
April 8, 2021
BBC News
The Milk Tea Alliance unites pro-democracy protesters in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Myanmar.
BBC News
April 8, 2021
BBC News
The former president's tweets are being archived but will not appear back on the platform.
The Economist
April 8, 2021
The Economist
What Silicon Valley's latest hype cycle says about the future of social media
Jordan Parker Erb
April 8, 2021
Business Insider
Will.i.am designed a smart mask, Goldman Sachs employees are quitting in droves, and Best Buy is targeting Amazon: 10 things in tech you need to know.
April 8, 2021
Gizmodo Australia
Social media company Twitter was reportedly in talks to buy out its live audio competitior Clubhouse for a staggering $4 billion.
AP
June 30, 2010
mint
Tweeters in Japan fall silent in election campaign
Allana Akhtar
April 7, 2021
Business Insider
Bloomberg reported Twitter held talks "in recent months" to buy Clubhouse for $4 billion, but discussions have since ended.
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