Twitter hires Morgan Stanley banker with IPO, M&A background

May 2013

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Twitter has hired Cynthia Gaylor from Morgan Stanley to run its corporate development team, bringing in a veteran investment banker with experience in acquisitions and initial public offerings. Twitter is expected to be the next big IPO to emerge from Silicon Valley. But executives have kept quiet about the company’s precise plans. For more on this story, click here!


Twitter updated its app for iPhone and Android Wednesday, adding the ability to view Trends from around the world or focus on those in your backyard. Located in the Discover tab, the feature shows you what’s trending on Twitter as whole. You can also drill down to tailored trends within the app. They’re based on your location as well as who you follow on Twitter. The idea is that you’ll see trends specifically catered to your own personal interests. Click here for more on this story.

The Oracle of Omaha, a long-time investor in traditional media like newspapers, finally caved Wednesday afternoon and joined the ranks of Twitter. His first tweet, a simple five-word, twenty-three character burst came at 12:20 PM EST. “Warren is in the house,” he wrote as @WarrenBuffet. More on this story here.

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