December 12, 2013 The nation used Twitter to mark the second inauguration of President Obama and to get information on the Boston Marathon bombing. But the year's most retweeted tweet was about the sudden death of a TV star.
December 6, 2013 The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.
November 7, 2013 As eyes turn to the markets on Twitter's first day of trading, NPR wondered how some other tech stocks have performed since their IPOs. Some have soared, some have stumbled.
November 7, 2013 At the end of its first day of public trading, shares of Twitter were valued at $44.90, reflecting a market value of more than $31 billion. The social media company sold 70 million shares of stock, raising $1.82 billion in the process.
November 6, 2013 The San Francisco-based social media company is the hottest tech public offering since Facebook, even though it has never turned a profit in its seven years of existence.
November 5, 2013 The social media giant that made its name on 140-character messages is set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange this week. These numbers help explain why the company is bullish about making millions in advertising.
October 28, 2013 The group of hackers working in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed responsibility for the brief attack that hijacked links on the @BarackObama Twitter feed.
October 23, 2013 Jofi Joseph, who worked on issues related to nuclear non-proliferation, was tweeting as @natsecwonk. The posts included insulting comments about other administration officials and politicians from both parties. They were also critical of policies he was helping develop. Joseph is now out of a job.
October 3, 2013 Twitter has filed to go public, and it will sell shares under the name TWTR. The IPO will initially seek to raise up to $1 billion. A look at what else the social media giant's IPO filing reveals about the seven-year-old company.
October 1, 2013 Twitter is beginning to have fun, some of it a little naughty, with the news from Washington. See if you came come up with a few lines of your own.
September 12, 2013 In a tweet, the 200-million-user microblogging service said it had confidentially submitted the paperwork for a planned IPO.
September 6, 2013 Campaign reporters have "become one giant tweeting blob," grouses CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. In a Q&A, Hamby talks with NPR about how Twitter changed campaign coverage — the promise, the pitfalls and what that means for the next election cycle.
August 12, 2013 Super Bowls and Olympics tend to generate major Twitter spikes, but how do the biggest Twitter moments compare to one another? A closer look.
August 7, 2013 A series of threats and abusive messages aimed at prominent women in the U.K. have placed Twitter in an awkward spot. As the company gears up to go public and expand its brand around the world, it is increasingly running into cultural and legal hurdles that challenge Twitter's free speech ethos.