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August 05, 2015 6:45 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 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 Announces Executive Changes

Twitter continued the executive-level shakeup that already includes the exit of CEO Dick Costolo. The company's longtime chief of communications, Gabriel Stricker, announced that he was leaving the company. The company's chairman and former CEO Jack Dorsey has returned to be the company's interim chief executive until a permanent replacement can be found.

SoftBank Reportedly Interested In Twitter

SoftBank Group Corp. (TSE:9984) may be interested in acquiring Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) at the right price, according to reports.

Twitter's Shares Rises On Fake Takeover Bid Rumors

There were fake rumors that Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) had received a $31 billion takeover bid. A site fabricated to look like Bloomberg Business posted an article saying Twitter "is working closely with bankers" after receiving the bid. "It's not a hack" of Bloomberg's Web site, Bloomberg spokesman Ty Trippet emphasized. "It was just a bogus Web site that looks like us." Twitter's shares closed at $36.71, up 2.6% with volume 150% above normal.

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