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Company Overview of Twitter, Inc.

Company Overview

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their ...

1355 Market Street

Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Founded in 2006

3,900 Employees



Key Executives for Twitter, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 39
Executive Chairman
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: $9.6K
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 47
Total Annual Compensation: $250.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Twitter, Inc. Key Developments

Twitter Plans to Cut Hundreds of Jobs

Twitter Inc, is preparing to let go of as much as 8% of its staff as the fraught social-media corporation plans to go solo for the interim. Company could fire as many as 300 people. A statement regarding the job cuts may be released prior to the announcement of company’s third quarter revenue numbers.

Anne Cameron Files Lawsuit Against Twitter

The daughter of former U.S. Ambassador Jim Cain is suing Twitter, accusing the company of knowingly providing material support and resources to ISIS. Anne Cameron Cain's husband, Alexander Pinczowski, died in the March 22 terrorist attack in Brussels. She, along with Beatriz Gonzalez, whose daughter died in the 2015 Paris attacks, filed the suit against Twitter in January in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs are asking for compensatory damages against Twitter, to be determined at trial. The suit also asks for an order declaring that Twitter has violated, and continues to violate the Anti-terrorism Act. Twitter's social media platform and services provide tremendous utility and value to ISIS as a tool to connect its members and to facilitate the terrorist group's ability to communicate, recruit members, plan and carry out attacks, and strike fear in its enemies. In this case, ISIS used Twitter to specifically threaten France and Belgium that they would be attacked for participating in a coalition of nations against ISIS, to celebrate smaller attacks leading up to these two major attacks, and to transform the operational leader of the Paris attack into a 'celebrity' among jihadi terrorists in the year leading up to the Paris attack through Twitter-distributed magazine articles and videos featuring his ISIS exploits in Syria, France and Belgium. The plaintiffs said they have identified the Twitter accounts of the operational leader of the Paris attack, as well as of the bomb-maker behind explosive devices deployed in Paris and Brussels.

Twitter Partners with PGA Tour to Serve as Global Live Stream Distributor

Twitter Inc. formed a partnership with the PGA Tour under which it will serve as the exclusive global streaming platform for the organizer of professional golf tours and distribute more than 70 hours of live competition coverage. The microblogging company will begin live streaming on Jan. 19 and conclude at the season-ending Tour championship. Live streams will be available around the world to both of Twitter's logged-in and logged-out audience and can be found at PGATourLive.twitter.com and on PGATour.

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