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Twitter goes IPO. Twitter's gone IPO, having sold 70 million shares at $26 a pop. Shares opened at $45.10 and were up 75% from the IPO price. Forbes provides 10 reasons why it's different from Facebook's IPO: The 'Book raised $16 billion on day one, Twitter raised $1.8 billion and is valued at $14.4 billion (restricted shares not counted). Insiders also opted not to sell, meaning it has more to use for corporate purposes, unlike FB, half of whose raised dosh went into the pockets of VCs and hedge funds. Notably, it also lacks profit margin: while FB earned $1 billion in the year before its IPO, Twitter lost a whoppin' $133.9 million in the first nine months this year. It also has fewer users. But hey, Goldman Sachs has its back. If the news is making you nostalgic, here's the company's history in 10 super-concise Vines.
True connectedness. here's no better way to punt technology than demonstrating how it actually brings people together. And that's the case for Skype's "Stay Together" campaign, which uses real stories about long-distance Skype connections. This week's highlight was "Born Friends," a tale of two girls with a special bond who, after 8 years of Skyping, meet for the first time.
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