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Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter turned down a $500 million buyout offer from Facebook several years ago, co-founder Biz Stone has revealed to Sky News.

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WhatsApp Founder Was Rejected By Both Twitter And Facebook Before $19 Billion Buyout

WhatsApp Founder Was Rejected By Both Twitter And Facebook Before $19 Billion Buyout

Facebook has acquired super-popular social messaging app WhatsApp for a heady $16 billion in cash and stock, plus another $3 billion in restricted stock over the next four years.

Not bad for a company that was founded less than five years ago. And it’s a huge win for founder Brian Acton, who was turned down for positions by both Twitter and Facebook before launching WhatsApp.

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The Story Of Twitter (Told In 140 Seconds) [VIDEO]

The Story Of Twitter (Told In 140 Seconds) [VIDEO]

Did you know that half a billion tweets are sent and received around the world each and every day?

That’s a crazy number. And it’s even crazier to think that the tweet, and Twitter, only came into existence seven years ago.

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A Timeline Of Twitter (2006-13) [INFOGRAPHIC]

#TwitterIPO Timeline (2006-13) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter’s IPO took place earlier today and, so far at least, it’s been a big success. The stock saw a nice 73 percent pop on the opening and while it hasn’t quite scaled the $70-80 heights that some analysts were predicting, its current levels of $45/$46 gives Twitter a market capitalisation of some $25 billion.

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The Tweet Life – How To Wreck The World In 140 Characters (Or Less) [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Tweet Life - How To Wreck The World In 140 Characters (Or Less) [INFOGRAPHIC]

In less than a decade Twitter has revolutionised the way that brands, public bodies and the rich and famous connect and engage with the general public and, for the most part, that’s a good thing. Twitter allows information to be freely released and shared, and we greedily gobble it up.

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A Brief History Of Twitter (2006-2013) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Brief History Of Twitter (2006-2013) [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s your first memory of Twitter?

For me, it was somewhat enthusiastically signing up for my @Sheamus profile on March 8, 2008, sending my first tweet… and not sending my second until more than three weeks later.

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The History Of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The History Of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

In honor of Twitter’s impending IPO, Mashable created an infographic to depict the entire history of the game-changing social network from Jack Dorsey’s history-making first-ever tweet in 2006 to its September 12 IPO filing.

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Bieber, Google, Gaga, CNN, Taylor And Facebook – 20 First Tweets From Twitter’s Elite

Remember your first tweet?

Last week we documented how a new update from Topsy made it really easy for anyone to find their very-first tweets that they wrote on Twitter and, as you would expect, for most of us, they’re pretty lame.

But what about Twitter’s elite? Surely their first tweets were absolutely amazing? What an opportunity to shine!

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Are You Part Of The #TwitterRevolution? New CNBC Twitter Documentary Airs Tonight

What was the moment when Twitter was first brought to your attention? When did you realise that Twitter was something important?

For many people, the Hudson River plane crash was Twitter’s tipping point, when the of-the-moment and on-the-spot reporting medium that Twitter provided to anybody – critically, not just the mass media – allowed iPhone owner Janis Krums to take a photograph that was rapidly shared around the Twitterverse. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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What’s The Future Of Twitter? More Like TV As Users Start Posting Less, Say Scholars [STUDY]

What’s the future of Twitter?

It’s a weighty, expansive question that’s proved increasingly problematic to answer in the few years since Twitter first opened its doors to an unsuspecting public back in July 2006. Partly this is because what Twitter is now shifts continuously, making it very difficult to guess where and what it will be in just a few months time.

And partly it’s because you always have the feeling that Twitter themselves don’t really know what Twitter is, which doesn’t really help.

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