Twitter is having a good year. Acquisitions, new hires, a growing user base and impressive revenues are all adding to the chatter surrounding the latest social media IPO.
As everyone wonders what’s next for the little blue bird, answers can be found in the company’s history. Billions of tweets after its conception in 2006, Twitter has swayed elections, shattered records and really pissed off Alec Baldwin
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So from egg to IPO, we give you Twitter
Odeo and Twttr
Twitter’s story starts at Odeo, a podcast service startup founded by Noah Glass and ex-Googler Evan Williams. The startup was a product of Glass’s idea — that a message recorded on a phone could be converted into an MP3 hosted on the Internet — and Williams’ money, along with the money of about a dozen other investors. But the company wasn’t making much headway, and in an attempt at reinvention, Glass and Williams held a daylong brainstorming session to generate new ideas Read more…
Via: Mashable: Business