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  • How a quiet Boulder startup is finding 'million-dollar Tweets' for businesses

    Gnip's ability to sift through big data is a big business, even if everyone working in the field hates the term.

    FORTUNE -- A spate of acquisitions of big data startups has drawn attention to an already hot category. In December, Apple (AAPL) bought Topsy, a social data analytics company, for $200 million. Last week Google (GOOG) outbid Facebook (FB) for DeepMind Technologies, an artificial intelligence and big data company, paying $400 million, MORE

    - Feb 7, 2014 11:41 AM ET
  • Twitter plays defense in first earnings call

    To attract more users, "We simply need to make Twitter a better Twitter," says CEO Dick Costolo.

    FORTUNE -- In its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, Twitter's (TWTR) CEO Dick Costolo was on the defensive. The company, which has not yet turned a profit, reported strong top line revenue growth with widening losses.

    Twitter Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $243 million, an increase of 116% over the same period last MORE

    - Feb 5, 2014 6:48 PM ET
  • The Icahn effect: Round 3

    He buys, he tweets, he cajoles, and the hearts of Apple traders skip a beat.

    FORTUNE -- Three tweets so far today from Carl Icahn about Apple (AAPL):

    10:50 am: Since tweeting about our large position in $AAPL on Aug 13, when the stock was 468 per share, we've kept buying shares of this 'no brainer.'
    10:50 am: Having purchased $500 million more $AAPL shares in the last two weeks, our investment has crossed the MORE

    - Jan 22, 2014 11:39 AM ET
  • Why I invested in Jelly

    Emmy award-winning director Greg Yaitanes explains why he sees potential in Biz Stone's new question-and-answer startup.

    FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone revealed what his new startup, Jelly, was all about. It's a mobile application for asking questions and giving answers, and distinguishes itself from similar services like Quora and ChaCha by allowing people to ask questions with images rather than words. The company's success is predicated on the hope MORE

    - Jan 8, 2014 1:02 PM ET
  • Jack Dorsey joins Walt Disney board

    The election makes the Twitter inventor and Square CEO a board member effective immediately.

    FORTUNE -- Jack Dorsey's schedule just got even busier. Effective immediately, the Square CEO and Twitter (TWTR) co-founder is joining The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) board of directors.

    "Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces," said Robert A. Iger, Disney's chairman and chief executive officer, in MORE

    - Dec 23, 2013 4:17 PM ET
  • Square's Dorsey returns 10% of his shares

    Exclusive: The founder and CEO makes an uncommon move to expand the company's pool of shares for compensation and acquisitions.

    FORTUNE -- Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Square, has voluntarily given 10% of his shares in the company back to Square. The highly unusual move will expand significantly the pool of shares available for employee compensation and acquisitions while minimizing dilution for shareholders.

    Dorsey owns approximately 30% of Square and MORE

    - Dec 20, 2013 4:59 AM ET
  • #Wishlist: Top 10 gift requests tweeted to @Santa this year

    Four and a half Apples. Two and a half Samsungs. One Sony. One Microsoft. One Google.

    FORTUNE -- Where are the Cabbage Patch Kids of yesteryear?

    According to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, all of the top 10 most wished-for Christmas gifts this year are computers of one sort or another.

    That may have something do with Munster's methodology: Counting 25,000 tweets that included the tags #Wishlist and @Santa.

    Counting letters stamped, addressed and mailed via U.S. Post MORE

    - Dec 17, 2013 5:42 PM ET
  • 5 predictions for social media in 2014

    Snapchat will get bigger, Twitter rants will grow louder, and your boss will learn to Tweet.

    Dec 10, 2013 12:44 PM ET
  • Why getting into tech isn't as easy as you think

    Silicon Valley companies are still hiring en masse, but for industry outsiders, getting a job can seem downright impossible.

    FORTUNE -- The technology industry aims to invent the future. But for too many aspiring Silicon Valley workers, it's their past that's holding them back.

    Who can blame any job-seeker for trying to break into the tech industry? There were 58,000 available Bay Area tech jobs this October, according to job data firm, MORE

    - Nov 26, 2013 1:15 PM ET
  • If Apple were Twitter, how much would Wall Street pay for it?

    An active iTunes user generates $48 of revenue per year. A Twitter user, $1.36.

    FORTUNE -- Now that Twitter (TWTR) has gone public, we can calculate -- as George Anders has --  that each active Twitter user is worth, by Wall Street's valuation, $110.

    So how does Wall Street value Apple's (AAPL) iTunes/iCloud ecosystem? That's harder to say.

    "We don't hear much about how Apple is worth so many dollars per user," writes Asymco's MORE

    - Nov 11, 2013 6:59 AM ET
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