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April 18, 2015 6:07 AM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Twitter, Inc.

Company Overview

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It offers various products and services for users, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Vine and video, a mobile application that enables users to create and distribute short looping videos. The company 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, it offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets that developers can use t...

1355 Market Street

Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Founded in 2006

3,638 Employees



Key Executives for Twitter, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 50
Total Annual Compensation: $130.3K
Senior Vice President of Strategic Investments
Age: 43
Total Annual Compensation: $241.7K
General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 39
Total Annual Compensation: $227.1K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Twitter, Inc. Key Developments

Twitter Stock Rises On Speculation Of Acquisition By Google

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) rose as much as 4.8% on speculation of an acquisition by Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL). According to rumors, Twitter has hired advisors to fend off a takeover offer. Two companies are believed to have approached Twitter, according to, with Google identified as one of those firms. Sources states that reportedly The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. has been appointed as advisor to Twitter. Neither Twitter nor Google returned requests for comment.

Female Former Employee Files Lawsuit Against Twitter

A female former Twitter employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Twitter contending that the company's secretive promotional system favors men. Engineer Tina Huang said Twitter creates a glass ceiling for women that cannot be explained or justified by any reasonable business purpose, because Twitter has no meaningful promotion process for these jobs: no published promotion criteria, nor any internal hiring, advancement, or application processes for employees, according to the lawsuit filed in San Francisco. Huang, who according to the suit worked at Twitter between 2009 - 2014 in varying software engineering roles, contends that Twitter's male-dominated management team overlooked her for a promotion. After she complained directly to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about it, she was put on administrative leave and eventually resigned from the company.

Twitter Inc. Announces Launch of New Video Streaming App Periscope

Twitter Inc. announced the launch of Periscope, a new app that lets individuals share and view live video from their mobile phones.

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