Breaking: Twitter IPO

Twitter today lunched it’s IPO, with the stock price set at $26 a share. The stock has since risen to$45 at the time of writing and the company has a market cap of 25 Billion.

The IPO comes after a series of rumors and Twitter’s official announcement of it’s IPO. We’ll bring you more news as the day progresses.

#TwitterIPO #BigDay 🙂

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Google+ Reaches 300 Million Users

20131029-183718.jpgGoogle’s social media network, Google+ reached 300 Millions users said vic Gundortra, Google’a SVP. Google also has users upload images at an “amazing rate.”

With 300 Million users, Google+ now is larger than Twitter, with its 230 Million users. Facebook, however, remains the most popular at over 1 Billion active users.

Apple, in comparison, has had little success building a social network and its Ping service was discontinued in 2012. Google, too, had little success with Google Buzz, a precursor to Google+.

Apple CEO joins Twitter

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Apple CEO, Tim Cook, joined Twitter today; as of currently, the CEO has over 114,000 followers.  Twitter also verified the account, indicating that the account is indeed the official account of Tim Cook.

Tim tweeted today about visiting Apple retail stores today, on the launch of the iPhone 5s.  Cook is also follower by fellow Apple executive Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Marketing.

It seems fitting that Tim joins twitter, following Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, and others.  Additionally, Twitter has been integrated deep within iOS since iOS 5.  iOS 7 also brings additional Twitter integration.