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Billionaire Activist Investor’s Tweet Boosts Apple’s Stock More Than 5%

Yet another example of the power of 140 characters: billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted yesterday afternoon about his strong belief in Apple and, as a result, the company saw its stock jump up by more than 5% – the biggest bump in more than 6 months.

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Twitter’s 20% Stock Sale Restriction Causes Friction In The Ranks

Twitter is still a private company, and despite the rush of adrenalin that LinkedIn’s IPO and Facebook’s filing have given investors interested in social, it’s not likely to change that fact any time soon. Twitter has in place a limit on the amount of stock its employees and other shareholders may sell, limiting it to 20 percent of their shares. And not everyone is happy about this policy.
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HootSuite Raises $3M, Buys Analytics Tool TwapperKeeper

The popular Twitter dashboard, HootSuite, has just completed a $3 million round of funding. And their first move after amassing all of that cash? Purchasing Twitter data analysis company TwapperKeeper.

Looks like Twitter’s soon-to-be-launched official analytics platform might face some stiff competition.
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Twitter Confirms “Significant Round Of Funding”

Reports that Twitter was seeking a new round of funding were confirmed Monday, with the announcement on the Twitter blog of a “significant round of funding led by the venture firm DST Global, with the participation of several of our existing investors.”
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UberMedia Announces $5.6 Million Raised In Latest Round Of Funding

UberMedia has just announced a $5.6 million investment from a German Internet investment company, Burda Digital. It looks like investors aren’t scared away from Twitter’s third-party developer community… yet.
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Private Trading Increases Twitter’s Valuation to $7.7 Billion

Private investors have pushed Twitter’s valuation up to $7.7 billion, which is more than twice its valuation just three months ago.
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50 Cent Makes $50 Million in One Weekend Selling Stock on Twitter

Love him or hate him, 50 Cent is notorious for being a shrewed businessman. And nothing showcases this trait more than his latest move to bring his Twitter followers in on one of his investments. By sending out a few tweets recommending a certain stock (in which he owned shares), 50 Cent was able to push it up by $50 million in a single weekend.
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Twitter Valuation at $3.7B in December, Rises to $4.1B in January

Twitter stocks are on the rise, even though they’re not being traded publicly. According to recent reports, the company is now being valued at $4.1 billion, just weeks after an investment from Kleiner Perkins valuing it at $3.7 billion.
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