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(Quartz)   Twitter, which is officially "not even thinking" about an IPO, posted a job for writing its IPO filing   (qz.com) divider line 15
    More: Fail, ipo filing, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Alibaba  
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488 clicks; posted to Business » on 30 Jul 2013 at 6:19 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-30 06:49:25 PM  
Can't wait for all the suckers to get reeled i on this one...can I short the IPO? :)
 
2013-07-30 06:51:46 PM  
Why would they "post" that job. If you're going to IPO your financial firm already has someone to do all the paperwork.
 
2013-07-30 07:55:20 PM  
Typically you need some income before you can float an IPO.
 
2013-07-30 08:03:04 PM  
rocketpopmedia.com
 
2013-07-31 12:01:30 AM  
Well they have to do something at some point, IPO or an M&A.  Those investors put money into Twitter to get it off the ground, and now they have to feed their own funds.
 
2013-07-31 01:13:43 AM  
I thought the Facebook IPO was idiotic (for investors) on it's face--it was far too late, much like Murdoch buying Myspace. It just seems like people have a fundamental misunderstanding of social networking technology and the likelihood of significant innovation. Twitter, however, is so simplistic it may be somewhat immune to a changing world.
 
2013-07-31 01:53:47 AM  
Going public, aye? That's my cue to leave.
 
2013-07-31 07:52:20 AM  
So. Why again do these companies toss an IPO, other than getting a couple founders rich faster?
 
2013-07-31 07:56:17 AM  
brukmann:  Twitter, however, is so simplistic it may be somewhat immune to a changing world.

And if I am going to invest in this rock solid company, what are my returns? I mean other than the potential gains or losses based the whim and fancy of other traders.

Is the company generating dividends? Is it advancing some new technology? Is it rolling in advertisement revenues?
 
2013-07-31 08:47:22 AM  

BHShaman: brukmann:  Twitter, however, is so simplistic it may be somewhat immune to a changing world.

And if I am going to invest in this rock solid company, what are my returns? I mean other than the potential gains or losses based the whim and fancy of other traders.

Is the company generating dividends? Is it advancing some new technology? Is it rolling in advertisement revenues?


Yes, after the first distribution, you will be able to have 141 character long tweets.
 
2013-07-31 09:35:06 AM  
Sounds like it would be an easy job. Expenses go in one column and... oh wait... there isn't any revenue for the other column.  Easy as that! Sounds like a great company to buy stock in!
 
2013-07-31 09:51:47 AM  

plcow: Sounds like it would be an easy job. Expenses go in one column and... oh wait... there isn't any revenue for the other column.  Easy as that! Sounds like a great company to buy stock in!


Twitter had $140m of revenue in 2010.  That's not Microsoft levels of cash, but pretending that they don't bring in money is being deliberately stupid.
 
2013-07-31 03:22:48 PM  

BHShaman: brukmann:  Twitter, however, is so simplistic it may be somewhat immune to a changing world.

And if I am going to invest in this rock solid company, what are my returns? I mean other than the potential gains or losses based the whim and fancy of other traders.

Is the company generating dividends? Is it advancing some new technology? Is it rolling in advertisement revenues?


If you wanted to use my advice to invest, which i don't recommend of course, the takeaway is that this tech guru thinks twitter may be fundamentally more stable than other tech giants. They rule the thing they do, and no plausible innovation could upset that. It's too basic. It's like trying to invent a better tree. If someone knocks them off, it won't be because they are replaced entirely like Myspace/Friendster, it will be loss of audience.

I don't know or care how they make money. If they exist as a worldwide household name, they have value, however insignificant compared to a Google or Microsoft.

The next question i would have is, what direction will they go with investment? Are they going to hire MBA's to piss it away fruitlessly?

I don't work for them, don't use them, and don't care about this IPO; just wanted to throw my opinion out there. Cheers
 
2013-07-31 04:50:07 PM  

brukmann: BHShaman: brukmann:  Twitter, however, is so simplistic it may be somewhat immune to a changing world.

And if I am going to invest in this rock solid company, what are my returns? I mean other than the potential gains or losses based the whim and fancy of other traders.

Is the company generating dividends? Is it advancing some new technology? Is it rolling in advertisement revenues?

If you wanted to use my advice to invest, which i don't recommend of course, the takeaway is that this tech guru thinks twitter may be fundamentally more stable than other tech giants. They rule the thing they do, and no plausible innovation could upset that. It's too basic. It's like trying to invent a better tree. If someone knocks them off, it won't be because they are replaced entirely like Myspace/Friendster, it will be loss of audience.

I don't know or care how they make money. If they exist as a worldwide household name, they have value, however insignificant compared to a Google or Microsoft.

The next question i would have is, what direction will they go with investment? Are they going to hire MBA's to piss it away fruitlessly?

I don't work for them, don't use them, and don't care about this IPO; just wanted to throw my opinion out there. Cheers


Other than streamlining it to cram in advertising, I don't see much way to quickly "bank" off of it. We'll see.
 
2013-07-31 05:07:01 PM  
Xlr8urfark: brukmann: BHShaman: brukmann:  Twitter, however, is so simplistic it may be somewhat immune to a changing world.

And if I am going to invest in this rock solid company, what are my returns? I mean other than the potential gains or losses based the whim and fancy of other traders.

Is the company generating dividends? Is it advancing some new technology? Is it rolling in advertisement revenues?

If you wanted to use my advice to invest, which i don't recommend of course, the takeaway is that this tech guru thinks twitter may be fundamentally more stable than other tech giants. They rule the thing they do, and no plausible innovation could upset that. It's too basic. It's like trying to invent a better tree. If someone knocks them off, it won't be because they are replaced entirely like Myspace/Friendster, it will be loss of audience.

I don't know or care how they make money. If they exist as a worldwide household name, they have value, however insignificant compared to a Google or Microsoft.

The next question i would have is, what direction will they go with investment? Are they going to hire MBA's to piss it away fruitlessly?

I don't work for them, don't use them, and don't care about this IPO; just wanted to throw my opinion out there. Cheers


Other than streamlining it to cram in advertising, I don't see much way to quickly "bank" off of it. We'll see.


Well, if you could see how to better monetize twitter, wouldn't you be incredibly valuable yourself? I'm not making an assertion about that. You're not a next quarter is all that matters kinda person, are ya?

I'm saying they are going to survive on a long timeline. That in itself is immensely important for a tech company. If you don't hold assets for very long my advice is useless.
 
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