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People using Twitter is not exactly news to stop the presses. And yet, the service continues to be on a tear. And now it's making money too.
During August, more people were taking and gazing at pictures via Instagram than tweeting on mobile devices, according to ComScore. What is the world coming to?
Groupon starts selling goods, lawmakers seek FTC probe of Facebook, Nokia hands out more pink slips, and Amazon lights a fire under the BlackBerry PlayBook.
As the software giant's 2002 consent decree with the Justice Department ends, Windows continues to generate billions in cash fueling forays into new markets.
The company is discussing another revenue generator, sources tell All Things Digital. Think of it as a "Promoted Tweeter" product, which highlights specific user accounts.
The microblogging service's prominence during the election crisis in Iran raises the question of whether a 2-year-old, pre-revenue start-up is really up to the task as a geopolitical power player.
Maybe Twitter really is different. Maybe it doesn't need to rush to generate revenue.
But not for good. Close the site temporarily. Put plywood over the doors and windows, as it were, with a big "We're remodeling!" sign on the front.