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twitter 2015 — Around this time last year, the big question about Twitter was how much would the social network and the company's culture change after going public. The answer, as we now know, is that it would change quite a bit.

Kik raises $38 million to take on mobile messaging apps — The messaging startup battle continues to heat up. Kik Messenger announced on Wednesday that it has raised $38.3 million in funding to hire more engineering and business development staff, and to better compete against the growing number of messaging apps. Kik also announced that it had acquired Relay, an app for chatting with GIFs, marking the startup's first acquisition.

Uber is its own worst enemy — Uber is still struggling to build an Uber for goodwill. After a year full of reports about Uber's cutthroat tactics against competitors, CEO Travis Kalanick took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt in September and tried to reintroduce himself to the media with a softer touch.

The most memorable brand wins and fails of 2014 — Ever since Oreo scored a real-time marketing coup during the Super Bowl in 2013, brands have been trying to replicate that success. This year proved once again that the risks of real-time marketing are at least as great as the rewards. Brands chimed in during the World Cup and Super Bowl, marked notable anniversaries and chased trending topics.

Reddit CEO explains resignation: 'I'm basically completely worn out' — After more than two years working as the CEO of one of the most popular (and occasionally one of the most controversial) websites in the world, Yishan Wong was exhausted. "I'm basically completely worn out, and it was having significantly detrimental effects on my personal life," Wong confessed on Q&A site Quora, a few hours after news broke> that he had resigned as CEO of Reddit on Thursday.

Reddit CEO resigns after disagreeing with board about - office space? — Reddit's CEO just downvoted himself. Yishan Wong has resigned as CEO of Reddit after disagreeing with the board about a new office, strangely enough, according to a blog post from Sam Altman, the lead investor in the company's most recent round of funding.

Analyst: Here Are The 10 Reasons Why Apple's Stock Could Go To $1,000 — Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster doubled down on his $910 price target for Apple stock in the next 12 months in a research note released Friday, citing the increasing demand for mobile products. Looking further into the future though, Munster points to 10 key factors which he believes could help Apple's stock hit $1,000 in the next "couple of years."

Lyft's new program lets businesses pay for employees' commutes — Lyft is taking another stab at attracting commuters. The taxi startup announced a new program on Thursday, called Lyft for Work, which lets business partners provide credits to pay for employees to commute to and from the office with a Lyft vehicle. More than two dozen businesses have signed up for the program, including Yelp, Stripe and Adobe.

Behind Twitter's big plan to grow revenue to $14 billion a year — If at first you don't succeed, raise the bar even higher. During the first hour of Twitter's marathon Analyst Day event on Wednesday, the company's CFO, Anthony Noto, showed a slide highlighting the potential for Twitter's annual revenue to soar to $14 billion within the next decade.

Twitter users to Twitter: Here's what your 'mission statement' should be — The downside of being the leading platform for real-time conversation is that you end up getting skewered for your business decisions in real time.
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Nov 22, 2014

Spending my first night ever in Florida cc @_floridaman

Nov 22, 2014

Sociological experiment: Offered leftover cookies to people in airport at 4am before flight. Results: 3 takers, 8 no

Nov 21, 2014

@eringriffith at least it was better than the Sergey Brin impersonation

Nov 21, 2014

At a financial news event watching a segment making fun of tech. Trying not to rush the stage..

Nov 21, 2014

RT @ckanal: What to expect from Twitter in 2015: Native video, standalone apps, etc. Good breakdown from @sfiegerman

Nov 21, 2014

@AlexJamesFitz you don’t have to do this alex. you don’t have to tweetstorm

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