& cplSiteName &

Twitter's Big Plans

Contentinople
Contentinople
Contentinople
11/24/2009

9:50 AM -- Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone has big plans for the company's future, Reuters reported in several stories this week.

At a news conference in Tel Aviv today, Stone said Twitter is interested in making acquisitions, though it doesn't have its eye on anything in particular.

"That is something we are definitely interested in," he said. "We made an acquisition [of search engine Summize] last year that turned out to be an outstandingly good decision."

He also said Twitter will "start making money" in 2010. [Ed. note: When have we heard this before?]

"2010 is really going to be the revenue year. I don't know if we're going to be profitable, but we have plenty of time," Stone said in Oxford, U.K., on Monday, explaining that Twitter's not in a rush since it already has plenty in the bank.

Of course, he was still mysterious about the source of this future revenue, saying only that it would involve "nontraditional" advertising and that "everyone's going to love it. It's going to be amazing."

In other news:

  • Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is launching two new iPhone ads tonight during several shows such as House on Fox and Dancing With the Stars on ABC. According to AppleInsider, which has copies of the ads, they "tout the iPhone’s ability to hold a simultaneous voice and data connection."

  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has taken out an ad on image search results for "Michelle Obama" to explain why an offensive image appears so high in the rankings.

    "Sometimes Google search results from the Internet can include disturbing content, even from innocuous queries. We assure you that the views expressed by such sites are not in any way endorsed by Google," Google writes in the post, which can be seen after clicking on the ad at the top of the page. A similar ad appears on the search results page for "Jew." — Erin Barker, Contentinople

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Related Stories
    Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
    More Blogs from Contentinople
    12:40 PM Steve Donohue likes what he's seen so far of Verizon's latest batch of FiOS TV guide upgrades
    9:35 AM Plus some actual iPad news
    10:00 AM The word is out that AOL is circling the search giant
    3:35 PM The Social Network had a big opening weekend, but some still see problems in the story
    9:30 AM But reviews say it's not a cable killer
    Featured Video
    Upcoming Live Events
    March 16-18, 2020, Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado
    April 20, 2020, Las Vegas Convention Center
    May 18-20, 2020, Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX
    May 18, 2020, Hackberry Creek Country Club, Irving, Texas
    September 15-16, 2020, The Westin Westminster, Denver
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Upcoming Webinars
    Webinar Archive
    Partner Perspectives - content from our sponsors
    Challenges & Key Issues of Constructing 'MEC-Ready' 5G Bearer Networks for Carriers
    By Dr. Song Jun, Senior Solution Architect, Huawei Datacom Product Line
    Good Measures for 5G Service Assurance
    By Tomer Ilan, Senior Director of Product Management, RADCOM
    Automation Scores Against Operational Costs – The Business Benefits of Automation and Orchestration
    By John Malzahn, Senior Manager, Service Provider Product Marketing, Cisco Systems
    All Partner Perspectives