Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board

The number of women with international experience is long, but if I were to bet whom Twitter is considering for its top picks, I would name only two: Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.
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Twitter Close to Picking High-Profile Head of News to Make Even Nicer With Media Types

All the news wonk that’s fit to hire.
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File Under #Finally: Twitter Unveils $1 Billion IPO, Showing Growing Revenue but No Profits

Not even a government shutdown could stop Twitter from its appointed public offering.
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Chinese Web Firms Alibaba, Sina Form Alliance

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is forming a strategic alliance with Sina Corp., seeking to benefit from the social-media company’s broad user base for its Weibo microblogging service.

With White House on Tumblr Promising GIFs, Here’s Some to Kick It Off Right

Don’t miss the skateboarding one.
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140 Characters of Risk: Some CEOs Fear Twitter

When General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt tweeted for the first time this month, his “Hello Twitter” was greeted with some snarky replies, including this one: “@JeffImmelt how come my grandfather got on twitter before you?”

Exclusive: Twitter Eyeing Media Bigs, Including Hollywood Mogul Peter Chernin, for Board Seats

A little entertainment glamour along with the tweets?
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Slowly But Surely, Twitter Use Grows Among Adults

More than 15 percent of online adults in the U.S. are active Twitter users, according to a recent Pew Research study, with as many as 8 percent of those users tweeting from the microblogging service on a daily basis. The study also included a less-surprising fact: Youngsters between the ages of 18 and 24 make up the majority of Twitter users, at 31 percent.

Headless Lawsuit in Topless Blog!