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Smssy to Twttr to Twitter: A look back at what could have been

Twitter founders flew through a series of naming conventions before eventually perching on its well-known brand. And yes, Smssy was one of the options.

By Nov. 12, 2013


#nerdfight: Lionsgate to bring 'Hatching Twitter' to TV

The book by New York Times journalist Nick Bilton recounting the behind-the-scenes drama of the social network's rise is officially headed to Hollywood.

By Dec. 18, 2013


Jack Dorsey: Twitter was built in two weeks

At a Twitter off-site meeting, Dorsey, who co-founded the company and went on to found Square, recalled the microblogging service's origins.

By Nov. 15, 2012


Twitter seeks to raise $1 billion in IPO

In 2013's most highly anticipated tech filing, Twitter offers the public a first detailed look at its financials. An IPO could happen within weeks.

By Oct. 3, 2013


Twitter ex Jack Dorsey, Facebook hire? It nearly happened

In an excerpt of "Hatching Twitter," Nick Bilton reveals that Facebook tried to poach Dorsey, but the Twitter co-founder worried such a move would result in embarrassing leaks about his firing.

By Oct. 9, 2013


Evan Williams: A mogul in Internet publishing

Twitter and Medium co-founder is a central figure in the Internet's evolution as a publishing medium for the masses.

By May. 7, 2013


It was six years ago today that twttr began to play

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey posted these fateful words: 'just setting up my twttr.' Now, there's a billion tweets every three days, and Twitter is bigger and better than ever.

By Mar. 21, 2012


Find new video podcasts with these directories

If you're looking to find new video podcasts to watch, checking out some of these online directories might be a good place to start.

By Aug. 6, 2009


Twitter's first obscenity (and other 6th birthday memories)

Within 30 minutes of launch, many of the elements that make Twitter what it is today were already in evidence. Join us for a quick look back to the very beginning.

By Mar. 21, 2012


Twitter: The five biggest stories of 2012

Twitter got bigger than ever, and is now essential in daily life. When the pope tweeted, it capped a 2012 full of controversy, business battles, and helping spread crucial information.

By Dec. 28, 2012