back to article Feathers fly as Twitter squawks of record sales but slow user growth

Twitter outperformed analysts' revenue estimates again this quarter, but investors, dismayed by another quarter of deep losses and slowing user growth, battered the company's stock anyway following its third-quarter 2014 earnings report. The microblogging service posted a record $361.27m in revenue for the three months ending …

  1. Turtle

    I know that this sound hopelessly naive..

    ... but where does the money go? I know where it comes from (idiots with more money than sense and, I imagine, money managers who get a percent of the money invested, not the return on that money) but where does it actually go, once Twitter gets it?

    "Twitter's data licensing and other businesses also showed impressive year-on-year growth."

    They wouldn't by any chance be "licensing" that data to various government agencies, would they? If they could just be a bit more intrusive, they would have more "data" to license, and more money to, you know, burn through.

    As someone once said, although in a very different context, "What a world! What a world!".

    1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Re: I know that this sound hopelessly naive..

      but where does the money go?

      Capex, techies and, apparently, increasingly the salesforce.

      They wouldn't by any chance be "licensing" that data to various government agencies, would they?

      No, governments don't need to pay. The "licensed data" will be access to the sweet nectar miraculously distilled from the shitpipe full of insights like Twitter users between 30 and 40 in Baltimore like to look at cute pictures of…

  2. The Nazz

    The only ones to profit from this

    increasingly look to be the Administrators (or yankee equivalent)

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