Twitter Going Public: The Life And Times Of Twitter Leading Up To Its IPO

By @ryanWneal on
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo 2012 2
Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo is seen during a conference at the Cannes Lions in Cannes. Reuters

Twitter confidentially submitted an application with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a planned initial public offering. The fact that Twitter was able to apply confidentially means the company made less than $1 billion in revenue in the most recent fiscal year. 

Twitter is just over 7 years old, so why an IPO now? Here is a brief timeline of some of the major milestones for Twitter that have led up to the decision from the San Francisco-based microblogging service to go public.

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