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Signs of spring at Twitter

Twitter’s road to a turnaround looks like it isn’t quite as rough as expected. The company reported a decline in quarterly revenue for the first time since it went public in 2013, but sales, at $548m, were higher

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Snapchat IPO is lunacy … or is it?

Let’s say this upfront: buying shares in Snapchat’s initial public offering next week is an act of lunacy. It’s nuts to buy stock of a company with just a two-year track record of generating revenue, a loss of $1,27 for each

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Investors are giving up on Twitter

Wall Street is running out of bad Twitter one-liners: “Bye-bye birdie” was the headline on Susquehanna International’s recap of Twitter earnings. Twitter “can’t fly with broken wings”, UBS wrote. The stock analysts who track Twitter grabbed for their bird puns

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TalkCentral: Ep 167 – ‘Liquid assets’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg gather around the microphones to discuss Liquid Telecom consummating its deal to buy Neotel. What’s next for South Africa’s “second network operator” now that it’s under

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Twitter slumps after big revenue miss

Twitter on Thursday reported quarterly revenue that fell short of estimates after the struggling social media company restructured its advertising sales force and pared staff. The shares tumbled. Fourth quarter revenue

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Twitter has a new plan to tackle trolls

Twitter says it has come up with new ways to make abusive tweeters less effective: hiding their content and preventing banned users from creating new accounts. The updates, detailed in a blog post, come after years of criticism that the

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Snapchat IPO: buyer beware!

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has filed for its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Hoping to raise US$3bn, the IPO would value Snap at between $20bn and $25bn, putting it at almost twice the expected valuation

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Risks that could make Snap crackle and pop

Snap makes no secret of the fact that compulsive millennial users are its most valuable asset. Their fickle tendencies may also be its biggest risk. At least, that how it looks in the prospectus for the company’s initial public

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