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September 04, 2015 4:25 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

4,100 Employees



Key Executives for Twitter, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Age: 46
Total Annual Compensation: $124.0K
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Age: 36
Total Annual Compensation: $276.7K
Senior Vice President of Product
Age: 31
Total Annual Compensation: $254.6K
Senior Vice President of Strategic Investments
Age: 44
Total Annual Compensation: $248.1K
General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 40
Total Annual Compensation: $284.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Twitter, Inc. Key Developments

Twitter Appoints Viral Jani as Head of TV Partnerships, India

Twitter appointed Viral Jani as head of TV Partnerships, India. As part of his new role, Viral will work with the complete TV ecosystem of broadcasters, production houses and audience measurement systems to make the company the second screen to TV in India. With more than 12 years of experience in the media industry, Viral has previously worked with Times Television Network, where he was involved in building a social media presence for their channels, managing the portfolio of content strategy and audience insights for their TV Business.

Twitter, Inc. Appoints Rishi Jaitly to Lead Teams in Australia, India, and Japan

Twitter has appointed executive Rishi Jaitly as part of its plan to build content partnerships in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Jaitly, who previously served as the market director of Twitter's India and Southeast Asia operations, will lead teams in Australia, India, and Japan while expanding into Greater China and Southeast Asia.

Message Systems Partners with Twitter to Release Email Privacy Report

Message Systems announced the release of Email Privacy Report, a reporting tool developed in partnership with Twitter that details email encryption as it is transferred between domains and ISPs. The report will provide Twitter users and public researchers with an increased understanding of the security measures taken by ISPs for email in transit and serves as an integral part of the Twitter Transparency Report for 2015, and also supports Message Systems' best-in-breed email service SparkPost. The collaborative effort leverages Twitter's position as one of the large global social networks and the expertise of Message Systems, which supplies the technology through which one-quarter of global legitimate email is sent – including emails sent by Twitter, one of the world's large email senders. The report will provide a depth of analysis that encourages the adoption of robust email protection throughout the Internet provider community to protect user privacy in a world of frequent data breaches and constant malware threats. To empower users in assessing their level of security, Email Privacy Report will deliver information including whether a specific domain utilizes verifiable security protocols to protect their users. Given the number of servers through which emails are sent before delivery, combined with the fact that malicious organizations are expected to deploy powerful data theft tools formerly available only to governments, today's Internet user is entitled to a greater understanding of their risk. To that end, the report will be a permanently accessible tool on Twitter, easily tweeted out by users with the aim of widely disseminating information that concerns every citizen on the Internet. Users are also encouraged to tweet about ISPs that provide excellent security – or those that need improvement. As awareness of email encryption increases through the use of Email Privacy Report, users and ISPs are encouraged to open a dialogue supporting the use of STARTTLS text encryption protocols and the establishment of industry-wide standards. The end goal is safer email communication, improved business productivity and protection against the theft of personally identifying information (PII).

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