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Twitter has decided to sell shares
Twitter has filed a U.S. regulatory agency documents to a public offering of its shares on the stock market. This is the American microblogging service said on Thursday, September 12.
We confidential documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission for the U.S. IPO, – said the U.S. company.
Recently conducted a lot of talk about a possible initial public offering (IPO) Twitter. The newspaper The Wall Street Journal estimated the company that was started in 2006 in San Francisco, in the amount of more than $ 10 billion.
Over the past few years Twitter has become one of the fastest growing and most influential social media resources, which are widely used by celebrities, journalists, politicians and ordinary users.
Earlier this year, the company counted “more than 200 million” active users of its service, although some analysts believe that this figure is an underestimate. This week, Twitter announced the purchase reklamoobmennogo startup MoPub. The deal, which experts estimate at $ 350 million, aims to strengthen the company’s position in the mobile advertising market.
It is expected that this year Twitter to earn advertising about 582.8 million and $ 1 billion next year. This forecast does industry observer eMarketer.
U.S. company had on hand a rule adopted last year by the Securities and Exchange Commission United States, according to which growth companies with revenues of less than one billion dollars can not disclose their financial results to the initial public offering on the stock exchange.
According to analysts of Statistic Brain, Twitter has about 554 million active registered users, and this figure is increasing daily by 135 000 users.
The role of Twitter has increased so much that the tweets are made on the basis of different ratings, for example, selected the most fortunate of the city and the country. Some media are used to calculate the audience Twitter, as well as instantaneous feedback.
Like other social networks, Twitter is a useful tool for organizing rallies. The Arab Spring is a good example of that.
Slowness Twitter to issue IPO, probably due to the reluctance to repeat the fate of Facebook , whose shares after the initial public offering in May 2012, lost 50 percent of its value.
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