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  • Twitter IPO creates paper billionaires

    Twitter IPO creates paper billionaires
    A little blue bird has turned a few select people into cash cows. Twitter's stock closed at $44.90 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, down slightly from its opening price of $45.10. Still, it was widely considered a stellar market debut, with...
  • Twitter shares soar 73% in IPO

    NEW YORK — In a mere instant — or about the time it takes to send a 140-character message — Twitter became one of the Internet's most valuable properties, capping a dizzying seven-year rise from scrappy start-up to a major publicly...
  • Twitter owes me $1. I'll take it now.

    True confession: I sometimes (OK, fine, often) waste a lot of time on dumb stuff.  Which probably explains my interest in Twitter. You undoubtedly heard that Twitter had its IPO (that’s initial public offering for non-business-school types)...
  • Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life

    Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life
    Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing. "That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
  • Half of Twitter's board members rarely tweet

    Twitter made headlines Thursday by appointing its first female board member, Marjorie Scardino. But it turns out the former Pearson chief executive had never sent a tweet prior to joining the company. Scardino's first tweet came after the @Twitter...
  • Instagram's Kevin Systrom: the Stanford millionaire machine strikes again

    Kevin Systrom was working behind a hissing espresso machine at Palo Alto's Caffé del Doge in the spring of 2006 when Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg approached the counter with a puzzled look on his face. The previous summer Zuck had taken Systrom to...
  • Exciting future unfolds for Laguna Beach boys' soccer

    Optimism abounds in the Laguna Beach High boys' soccer program which launches its 2012-13 season Friday . Dan Richards starts his third year as head coach, and sixth overall at the school, with 10 returning players from a team that last year won a wild-...
  • Twitter came to life five years ago this week; creator Jack Dorsey remembers

     
    In March 2006, Jack Dorsey began writing the code for a simple program that would let his office mates send each other little messages. But more than e-mail or instant message, the idea was to let people send everyone in......
  • Biz Stone celebrates Twitter's fifth anniversary with Conan O'Brien

     
    Biz Stone celebrated the fifth anniversary of Twitter on Conan O'Brien's show on TBS Monday night. The connection between the Twitter co-founder and the celebrity Twitter user makes sense: This is a company that likes to laugh. And O'Brien is really...
  • Evan Williams, former Twitter CEO, says he's not disappearing from the company

     
    Evan Williams is spending less and less time these days around the San Francisco offices of Twitter, a company he co-founded and once ran as CEO. But Williams isn't gone from Twitter altogether -- despite former-COO Dick Costolo taking over as chief...
  • Jack Dorsey wants to take Twitter mainstream

     
    Jack Dorsey is looking to take Twitter mainstream. The co-founder is stepping into a new full-time job as executive chariman to lead product development, all while maintaining his CEO position at his mobile payments startup, Square. Dorsey is also looking...