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Twitter Hopes Streaming Sports Deals Help User/Ad Sales Numbers After Disappointing Q2

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 16

Wall Street late yesterday deepened its long-running skepticism of Twitter, sending shares down in after-hours trading after the S.F.-based company posted another round of disappointing earnings for Q2. Twitter said it has grown to 313 million monthly active users, up 3% year-over-year and up from 3...

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MEDIA NOTES

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