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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 October 3, 2013


Chief scientist, two board members exit Twitter

Chief scientist Abdur Chowdhury and board members Fred Wilson and Bijan Sabat add to a growing list of key staffers abandoning the popular microblogging service in recent months.

By September 16, 2011


This Day in Tech: Patent turns into a first-to-file system; two directors leave Twitter

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET News for Friday, September 16.

By September 16, 2011


Twitter acquires popular client TweetDeck

Twitter says it will use the desktop service to help commercial users track conversations across the social network, in a deal reportedly valued at about $40 million.

By May 25, 2011


Report: Twitter buys TweetDeck for $40 million

The microblogging service has agreed to acquire the Twitter desktop client preferred by many of the social-media service's most active users, according to a CNN report.

By May 23, 2011


Is there a bidding war over TweetDeck?

Twitter is reportedly in talks to acquire the desktop client for about $50 million--two months after it was (perhaps erroneously) reported to be sold to another company.

By April 18, 2011


Yes, Twitter bought Summize

Rumors of the acquisition are confirmed via a video interview of Twitter founder Evan Williams posted to TechCrunch.

By July 15, 2008


OMG! Twitter might buy Summize

Some say it's true. Some say it isn't. But what we know for sure: a virtually unknown blogger has reported that the microblogging service might be trying to solve some of its many problems by acquiring a search service built on its API.

By July 8, 2008


Twitter is dying. Summize and Twiddict are trying to keep it alive

Two new services act as artificial heart and lungs for Twitter.

By June 9, 2008


Et tu, Twitter? Here comes developer ire

Twitter launches its own BlackBerry app and acquires Tweetie to form the basis for its iPhone app. This dramatic shift in the company's once hands-off approach has ticked off some developers who are afraid they'll be squeezed out.

By April 10, 2010