The decision was also partly due to the fact that the domain was already in use, and it was six months after the launch of twttr that the crew purchased the domain and changed the name of the service to Twitter.

In October 2006, Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Dorsey, and other members of Odeo formed Obvious Corporation and acquired Odeo, together with its assets — including and — from the investors and shareholders. They called it a social network, they called it microblogging, but it was hard to define, because it didn't replace anything.

Users access Twitter through its website interface, Short Message Service (SMS) or mobile device application software ("app").

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Vine videos shared on Twitter are visible directly in users' Twitter feeds.

In July 2014, Twitter announced that it intends to buy a young company called Card Spring for an undisclosed sum.

Card Spring enables retailers to offer online shoppers coupons that they can automatically sync to their credit cards in order to receive discounts when they shop in physical stores.

Twitter declared that they would list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), quashing speculation that their stock would trade on the NASDAQ exchange.

He said while Twitter would "never lose that feeling" of speed, users could do more with the text.

On October 4, 2010, Williams announced that he was stepping down as CEO.The record was broken again when 3,085 tweets per second were posted after the Los Angeles Lakers' victory in the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, Twitter acquired application developer Atebits on April 11, 2010.Atebits had developed the Apple Design Award-winning Twitter client Tweetie for the Mac and i Phone.Jack Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes.Dick Costolo, formerly Twitter's chief operating officer, became CEO.