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Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Here are the secret edits Twitter made to its IPO filing, hoping investors wouldn't notice   —  Twitter secretly submitted four drafts of its IPO prospectus to regulators before making public the version that drew so much attention yesterday.  The changes made in the interim expose concerns …
Oct 4, 2013, 12:55 PMIn context
Ritchie King / Quartz:
Twitter's average ad revenue per user was $0.55 in Q2 2013, compared to $1.41 for Facebook   —  Twitter didn't disclose its average revenue per user, but we've calculated it for you, anyway  —  Ahead of Twitter's IPO filing, the key figure anticipated by investors was the company's average revenue per user.
Oct 4, 2013, 9:05 AMIn context
Matt Phillips / Quartz:
The complete history of Twitter as told through tortured descriptions of it in the New York Times   —  Twitter needs no introduction.  But it wasn't always so for the “blogging-like tool for quick updates” (2006), which grew into “another leading social network” (2013).
Oct 2, 2013, 1:45 PMIn context
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Twitter plans to make its IPO filing public this week   —  Twitter's IPO filing is ready, and the company intends to make it public this week, according to someone familiar with the plan.  The goal is for Twitter to begin trading, likely on the New York Stock Exchange, before Thanksgiving.
Sep 29, 2013, 6:55 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Siri is just the start; Multipath TCP will improve connection reliability for more apps over time   —  Apple's iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet  —  For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure …
Sep 20, 2013, 10:10 PMIn context
Ritchie King / Quartz:
Cheap iPhone?  Hardly.  Apple's price range is still just as narrow   —  Apple just announced the release of two new iPhones: the high-end 5S and stripped-down 5C.  —  Many expected the 5C would be Apple's attempt to broaden its reach into lower-end markets, but the so-called “cheap iPhone” isn't actually cheap.
Sep 10, 2013, 4:20 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food   —  Anjan Contractor's 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea.  And indeed Contractor's company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation …
May 21, 2013, 12:25 PMIn context
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
How Facebook could save Nokia   —  On Tuesday, Nokia chief Stephen Elop fielded questions from irate shareholders at his company's annual meeting in Helsinki.  When, they wanted to know, would he do something about Apple and Samsung?  In London next week, Nokia will announce its new high-end flagship product, whatever it is.
May 9, 2013, 8:35 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
New Zealand isn't exactly outlawing software patents—it's doing something more interesting   —  Despite what you may have read, New Zealand is not “banning” software patents.  Indeed, the country has never explicitly allowed the patenting of software in the first place …
May 9, 2013, 6:25 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
How much would you pay to never see an online ad again?   —  The little white box that companies who charge for content rather than advertising against it should probably give away for free.  AdTrap  —  Imagine a $120 box that sits between your cable modem (the box that brings the internet into your house) …
Nov 10, 2012, 7:50 PMIn context

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