Twitter's valuation hits $11 billion

New report says 2014 IPO likely for the social media company, but ...

By InvestorPlace Jan 4, 2013 12:21PM

Image: Trading floor copyright CorbisBy Tom Taulli


Social media favorite Twitter is now worth about $11 billion, according to a report from Greencrest that cites recent trades on secondary markets, where investors can buy shares in privately held companies.


Twitter's financing in July 2011 came at around an $8 billion valuation, so it's clear the company is gaining some nice momentum behind a possible IPO, which the report indicates could happen in 2014.


It certainly helps that Twitter has been getting more aggressive with monetization, and the platform is ideal for mobile devices since it is based on tiny messages and links. 


And concerning a possible IPO, Twitter is getting its organization into shape. To this end, it has been bolstering its executive ranks, as well as striking key partnerships, such as with Pinterest.


Contrary to the report, I still think an offering is a real possibility for 2013 -- especially if the broader markets remain bullish and Facebook's (FB) rally continues. Not to mention, it would be easier to gin up attention for an IPO this year considering how unlikely we are to see other social mega-deals hit the markets.


And while the notion often has been pooh-poohed, buzz that Apple (AAPL) might buy Twitter might be another boost to the odds of an IPO coming sooner rather than later. By fetching a strong valuation in the public markets, Apple would have to pay an even higher premium to snap up the company.


Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPO Playbook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He is also the author of How to Create the Next Facebook and High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and TradersFollow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


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Jan 4, 2013 12:34PM
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Oh great another socially transmitted disease going public. Isn't Gargle and FBook enough to infect the entire US population with advertising virus and gossip mania.  NOw we'll get to listen to Twitter IPO commentary for the next 6 months and see fools lose more of their hard earned savings.  A fool with his money parted.
Nov 7, 2013 6:25PM
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Warning:

All Stock that is being sold in Twitter Inc. is Fraudulent and Worthless and here is why.

You cannot sell what you do not own.

I am the Sole Rightful Owner of Twitter Inc.

All the investment corporations that make up Twitter are owned by me and held in my "Whitman Trust".

The Whitman Trust is on file in the Jackson County Clerk's office in the Jackson County Court building in Jackson Michigan.

The Whitman Trust was to be turned over to me on October 28th 1980 when I turned 21 years old.

The Whitman Trust has been illegally controlled by the State of Michigan and the “Marcoux, Allen, Schomer, Bower, Nichols, Kendall P.C.” in Jackson Michigan.

 

 

Twitter is currently being illegally controlled by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Dick Costolo as that I Dismissed them from employment on September 12th 2013 for Conspiracy Stock Fraud.

I Mr. Bengt Val Thulin have never retained and or hired any Lawyer from and or associated with the “Marcoux, Allen, Schomer, Bower, Nichols, Kendall P.C.” in Jackson Michigan to represent my “Whitman Trust” & or to represent any of the assets that it consists of & or to represent myself. 

Twitter was created in March 2006 by me Mr. Bengt Val Thulin who hired Jack Dorsey as an employee and a person to run Twitter.

Jack Dorsey does not have the Legal Right to File and IPO with the SEC.

Only I do.

I have NOT filed an IPO with the SEC.

 

 

All persons involved in the illegal sale by way of "Conspiracy Stock Fraud" for the obvious purpose of "Conspiracy Larceny" from me will eventually be sent to Prison for the rest of their short lives.

And they will be sent to Hell.

I filed complaints with the FBI, DOJ and the SEC and they have all failed and or possibly refused to prevent your crimes against me making them complicit.

I filed a TCR # 1379205576662 with the Securities Exchange Commission on 09-14-2013 and I filed TCR # 1379545982572 on 09-18-2013 in regards to Jack Dorsey at my Twitter Inc and the “Marcoux, Allen, Schomer, Bower, Nichols and Kendall P.C.” and the State of Michigan and Cynthia Bates, Joanne Marshall, Gerry Greco (and or Gerry Grieg), Pam (and or Paige) Johnston as being involved in the illegal filing of an IPO (Initial Public Offering) with the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) on September 12th 2013 to sell stock in my Twitter Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I filed additional complaints and Sworn Statements on October 1st 2013 with the SEC and the Department of Justice and the FBI regarding the illegal filing of an IPO to sell Stock in my Twitter Inc.

 

As that only the owner of a corporation by Law has the Legal Right to file an IPO to sell Stock in said corporation and I am the Sole Rightful Owner of Twitter Inc. and I did not file an IPO then all Stock being sold is being sold by way of Fraud.

 

All Stock that is being sold in Twitter Inc. is Fraudulent and Worthless and here is why.

You cannot sell what you do not own.

 

My Twitter Inc. Owner's account is: @ThulinB

 

If I were not the Sole and Rightful Owner of Twitter Inc. do any of you think that I would get away with using my Twitter trademark logo's and clearly stating that I am the Sole and Rightful owner of Twitter Inc. on my Twitter page?

 

No amount of money can buy forgiveness.

 

I am not for sale nor is my Twitter Inc. or any of my other assets in my Whitman Trust.

 

You all whom have been involved in the illegal sale of Stock in my Twitter Inc. will be severely punished regardless of how little their involvement has been.

 

Hell awaits you all.

 

No forgiveness nor mercy will be given to all who have been involved in this "Conspiracy Stock Fraud" for the obvious purpose of "Conspiracy Larceny" from me.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Bengt Val Thulin

Dallas, Texas

Nov 7, 2013 6:25PM
avatar

Warning:

All Stock that is being sold in Twitter Inc. is Fraudulent and Worthless and here is why.

You cannot sell what you do not own.

I am the Sole Rightful Owner of Twitter Inc.

All the investment corporations that make up Twitter are owned by me and held in my "Whitman Trust".

The Whitman Trust is on file in the Jackson County Clerk's office in the Jackson County Court building in Jackson Michigan.

The Whitman Trust was to be turned over to me on October 28th 1980 when I turned 21 years old.

The Whitman Trust has been illegally controlled by the State of Michigan and the “Marcoux, Allen, Schomer, Bower, Nichols, Kendall P.C.” in Jackson Michigan.

 

 

Twitter is currently being illegally controlled by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Dick Costolo as that I Dismissed them from employment on September 12th 2013 for Conspiracy Stock Fraud.

I Mr. Bengt Val Thulin have never retained and or hired any Lawyer from and or associated with the “Marcoux, Allen, Schomer, Bower, Nichols, Kendall P.C.” in Jackson Michigan to represent my “Whitman Trust” & or to represent any of the assets that it consists of & or to represent myself. 

Twitter was created in March 2006 by me Mr. Bengt Val Thulin who hired Jack Dorsey as an employee and a person to run Twitter.

Jack Dorsey does not have the Legal Right to File and IPO with the SEC.

Only I do.

I have NOT filed an IPO with the SEC.

 

 

All persons involved in the illegal sale by way of "Conspiracy Stock Fraud" for the obvious purpose of "Conspiracy Larceny" from me will eventually be sent to Prison for the rest of their short lives.

And they will be sent to Hell.

I filed complaints with the FBI, DOJ and the SEC and they have all failed and or possibly refused to prevent your crimes against me making them complicit.

I filed a TCR # 1379205576662 with the Securities Exchange Commission on 09-14-2013 and I filed TCR # 1379545982572 on 09-18-2013 in regards to Jack Dorsey at my Twitter Inc and the “Marcoux, Allen, Schomer, Bower, Nichols and Kendall P.C.” and the State of Michigan and Cynthia Bates, Joanne Marshall, Gerry Greco (and or Gerry Grieg), Pam (and or Paige) Johnston as being involved in the illegal filing of an IPO (Initial Public Offering) with the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) on September 12th 2013 to sell stock in my Twitter Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I filed additional complaints and Sworn Statements on October 1st 2013 with the SEC and the Department of Justice and the FBI regarding the illegal filing of an IPO to sell Stock in my Twitter Inc.

 

As that only the owner of a corporation by Law has the Legal Right to file an IPO to sell Stock in said corporation and I am the Sole Rightful Owner of Twitter Inc. and I did not file an IPO then all Stock being sold is being sold by way of Fraud.

 

All Stock that is being sold in Twitter Inc. is Fraudulent and Worthless and here is why.

You cannot sell what you do not own.

 

My Twitter Inc. Owner's account is: @ThulinB

 

If I were not the Sole and Rightful Owner of Twitter Inc. do any of you think that I would get away with using my Twitter trademark logo's and clearly stating that I am the Sole and Rightful owner of Twitter Inc. on my Twitter page?

 

No amount of money can buy forgiveness.

 

I am not for sale nor is my Twitter Inc. or any of my other assets in my Whitman Trust.

 

You all whom have been involved in the illegal sale of Stock in my Twitter Inc. will be severely punished regardless of how little their involvement has been.

 

Hell awaits you all.

 

No forgiveness nor mercy will be given to all who have been involved in this "Conspiracy Stock Fraud" for the obvious purpose of "Conspiracy Larceny" from me.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Bengt Val Thulin

Dallas, Texas

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