September 26, 2016 10:04 AM ET

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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

3,860 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
Age: 47
Total Annual Compensation: $250.0K
Director of Communications, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 41
Total Annual Compensation: $284.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Twitter, Inc. Key Developments

Twitter and UN Global Pulse Announce Data Partnership That Will Provide the United Nations with Access to Twitter's Data Tools

Twitter and UN Global Pulse announced a partnership that will provide the United Nations with access to Twitter's data tools to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by world leaders in 2016. Every day, people around the world send hundreds of millions of Tweets in dozens of languages. This public data contains real-time information on many issues including the cost of food, availability of jobs, access to health care, quality of education, and reports of natural disasters. This partnership will allow the development and humanitarian agencies of the UN to turn these social conversations into actionable information to aid communities around the globe.

GOOGL Or CRM Reportedly Interested In Acquiring Twitter

Alphabet Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL) or, inc. (NYSE:CRM) are interested in buying Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), according to sources cited by CNBC. Twitter might receive "a formal bid shortly.” according to sources. Twitter is seeking a deal worth at least $30 billion, citing unnamed sources, Re-code said. The Financial Times also was reporting the company has hired Goldman Sachs to assist with efforts to identify a potential buyer.

Twitter and Bloomberg Media Announce Live Streaming Partnership for U.S. Presidential Debates

Twitter and Bloomberg Media announced a partnership to stream Bloomberg Television's live broadcast of the 2016 U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates on Twitter. The agreement is an expansion of the partnership Twitter and Bloomberg Media announced in July to stream select Bloomberg Television programs. Twitter will stream Bloomberg Television's live broadcast of the scheduled U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, beginning on September 26th. The stream will also include special Bloomberg Politics programming thirty minutes before and after each debate, which will be led by Bloomberg Politics Managing Editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Additional Bloomberg Politics talent, reporting, and expert analysis will contribute to the coverage. Additional Bloomberg Politics' debate coverage will include special editions of "With All Due Respect" (5-6 PM ET) shot live on location and hosted by Halperin and Heilemann, as well as a number of short-form digital videos.

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