Twitter, the social networking site often mentioned alongside Facebook, has a fairly new business model when it comes to advertising. Last year, the company introduced its paid advertising model, "Promoted Tweets," and less than a year later, the company is playing it down.
In the wake of its Promoted Tweets launch, Twitter has acquired web analytics company Smallthought Systems.
Twitter is testing a new URL shortening feature that it says will improve security - and that could also give Twitter a lot more saleable information on its users.
Twitter is banning third-party ads, saying it's all about preserving the site's integrity. So not about the money at all.
Twitter has unveiled its very-long-awaited plans to start making money, by, er, bunging ads on the site.